First Bachelor’s Degree

In order to graduate with Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, students must earn a minimum of 120 college or university credits (some programs require more than 120 credits), and they must:

  1. satisfy all the requirements for the particular university degree and for the college in which they are enrolled;
  2. satisfy all requirements for a major;
  3. earn a minimum of 42 credits in upper division courses (courses numbered 3000 or above);
  4. earn a minimum of 32 credits in residence at UW-Platteville with at least 23 of the last 32 credits in residence;
  5. be in good academic standing; and
  6. earn cumulative grade point averages of at least 2.00 in all subjects and within a major field.  Note that minimum academic standards set for particular majors, minors or colleges may be higher.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

According to the University Undergraduate Curriculum Commission, April 8, 1987:

  1. Students with a baccalaureate degree from the UW-Platteville who wish to earn a second major from UW-Platteville may accomplish this by doing the following:
    1. Complete the requirements for the new major not already satisfied
    2. Satisfy other college and institutional graduation requirements for the new major
      All general education requirements are satisfied by the first baccalaureate degree.
      A separate diploma will be awarded only when the new major leads to a degree different from the first degree granted. Fulfillment of requirements for a second major of the same degree type will not lead to a second degree, but rather credit for a second major will be entered on the recipient’s transcript.
  2. Students with a baccalaureate degree from any other accredited institution who wish to earn a second and distinct degree from UW-Platteville must fulfill the following requirements:
    1. Complete the departmental requirements for the new major not already satisfied
    2. Satisfy current college and institutional graduation and residency requirements for the new major

All general education requirements are satisfied by the first baccalaureate degree.

Please see the section entitled Excess Credit Policy regarding questions.