Departments and Programs

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The College of Liberal Arts and Education consists of six departments and four programs.

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice currently offers students the choice between two majors, two minors, and three emphases. Students may choose to declare either a criminal justice major or a forensic investigation major. more info...

School of Education

School of Education

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been preparing teachers since 1866 and was the first normal school in the state. The school takes great pride in this tradition and is committed to the continuation of quality in its educational offerings and programs. more info...

Department of Humanities

Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities at UW-Platteville offers the student an interdisciplinary field of study. As an academic field, the humanities focus upon understanding the human condition through the contemplation and practice of the liberal arts. more info...

Department of Performing and Viusal Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts

The UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers degree programs in art, music, speech communication, and theatre. When we study art, we involve ourselves in a particular set of processes, products, influences, and meanings. more info...

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

The major goal of the Department of Psychology is to provide students with an education which will help prepare them for life. While psychology is the study of human behavior, it is not meant to provide quick and easy answers to the "why?" of our behavior or the behavior of others. more info...

Department of Social Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

The UW-Platteville Department of Social Sciences, a combined program in the liberal arts, offers courses of study that challenge students to develop an understanding of the dynamics of individual and social behavior from a number of perspectives. more info...

Programs

Ethnic Studies Program

Ethnic Studies Program

The Ethnic Studies Program is dedicated to awakening the minds and spirits of students and others to the issues of race and ethnicity in the United States and the social realities and moral challenges of racism in U.S. culture. more info...

Health and Human Performance

Health and Human Performance

The goals of the Health and Human Performance degree program are to prepare degree seeking students for one of two possible career paths. Traditionally, as an allied major within the School of Education, our program prepares pre-service teacher candidates for K-12 licensure as a health and physical educator, including an Adapted Physical Education Certification. Our second degree plan prepares candidates as health promotion specialists, ready to take on the needs and challenges of wellness and health settings in both private and public settings. more info...

International Studies Program

International Studies Program

International studies is a multi-disciplinary major as well as a discipline in itself. Students are given an education that enables them to gain a detailed understanding and knowledge of the increasingly interdependent world. more info...

Social and Environmental Justice Program

Social and Environmental Justice Program

The Social and Environmental Justice minor is designed specifically for students who take seriously the idea that an educated person is one who embodies a sensitivity to the social, ecological, and moral challenges of our time and who, through structured study and practical field work, acts to make a constructive difference in our world. more info...

Women's and Gender Studies Program

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Women's Studies at UW-Platteville is an interdisciplinary academic field that examines the contributions of women to history, science, and the arts, and analyzes prevalent societal misconceptions about sex and gender. In order to gain a complex understanding of these issues, we offer courses in a variety of departments. more info...

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