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- Total credits for graduation: 120 credits
- General education requirements: 43-58 credits*
* depends upon high school foreign language courses completed, scores on the UW System Mathematics and English Placement Tests, and whether courses selected for international education and ethnic/gender studies also count for other liberal arts requirements.
To simplify the listing of approved general education courses which follows, the competency and liberal arts areas discussed previously will be condensed into the following areas: A, B, C, D and E, where A refers to competency requirements and B, C, D and E to liberal arts requirements.
|English 1130*||3 credits|
|English 1230||3 credits|
|Speech 1010, 1250, 2010, 2250 or 3250||2 credits|
|Mathematics 1630 or above**||3 credits|
|Wellness (PHYSED) 1000, (WOMSTD) 2430||1 credit|
|Physical activity (PHYSED) 1020 to 1640, (MUSIC) 1820||1 credit|
|Foreign language***||0-8 credits|
Courses must be from areas of humanities, fine arts and historical perspective.
Courses must be from areas of agriculture, communication, criminal justice, economics, energy, ethnic studies, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, speech and women’s studies.
Courses must be from areas of Agsci, geography, geology, biology, chemistry, physics and physical science. All courses must involve a laboratory experience.
|International education****||3 credits|
|Ethnic and gender studies****||3 or 6 credits|
Approved courses are from 24 different disciplines. Please consult the approved course listing which follows.
* Students with high UW System English Placement Test scores will be invited to take the test-out for English 1130.
** Varies depending upon UW System Mathematics Placement Test score.
*** Two years of the same high school language with a minimum of “C” average the second year (two semesters) fulfills this requirement.
**** Courses selected for area E only may double count for credit in areas B, C and D.
The following general rules apply:
- Only approved courses may be used to fulfill the general education requirements.
- Except in the case of courses taken to fulfill international education, ethnic studies and gender studies requirements, a course may not fulfill more than one liberal arts (B, C, D or E) requirement. Students must take one three credit course counting for both ethnic and gender studies (EGS) or take six credits; one three credit course counting for ethnic studies (E) and one three credit course counting for gender studies (G). Courses that are listed in the humanities, fine arts, historical perspective and social science areas which can be used to meet the international education requirement are listed under the area of international education and are also designated with an (IE) in the respective lists. Courses which can be used to meet the ethnic/gender studies requirement are designated with an (EGS) for ethnic and gender, (E) for ethnic only or (G) for gender only.
- No more than six credits from one discipline may be counted toward the fulfillment of liberal arts requirements in the areas of B, C, D and E.
- Students majoring in fields in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science must earn a minimum of 40 credits in upper-division courses (courses numbered 3000 or above). Students majoring in fields in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and in the College of Liberal Arts and Education must earn a minimum of 39 credits in upper-division courses.
- All students must earn 32 credits in residence at UWPlatteville and also 23 of their last 32 credits in residence.
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