Online Bachelor Degree Competency and Liberal Studies Requirements

You'll earn your degree by successfully completing a minimum of 120 credits. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated. 

General Education Requirements 

Your academic advisor can help guide you in determining which courses from UW-Platteville and other institutions will meet your general education requirements. 

General education requirements can be completed by: 

  • Taking distance courses through UW-Platteville  

  • Taking approved on-campus or online courses from UW-Platteville or other institutions 

  • Transferring approved credits from other institutions 

Entry Year Experience (1 credit)

Course Title Credits
UWPSTUDY 1010Introduction to College Life1

Competency Requirements (11-12 credits)

Communication (8 credits) 

Course Title Credits
English Composition
ENGLISH 1130College Writing I3
ENGLISH 1230College Writing II3
Speech Communication
SPEECH 1010Oral Communication for Professionals2

Mathematics (3 credits) 

At least one math course at MATH 1620 or above is required.  

Wellness (1 credit)

Course Title Credits
HHP 1000Fitness Assessment and Management1

Physical Activity (1 credit)

Course Title Credits
HHP 1280Personal Conditioning1

Liberal Arts Requirements 

Fine Arts, Humanities, and Historical Perspectives (9 credits) 

Course Title Credits
MUSIC 1590Music Appreciation3
WOMGENDR 1130Introduction to Women & Gender Studies3
HISTORY 2430History of the United States since 18773

Social Science (6 credits) 

Course Title Credits
Choose two of the following courses to complete your social science requirements:
CRIMLJUS 1130Introduction to Criminal Justice (Required for Criminal Justice B.S.)3
ECONOMIC 2130Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONOMIC 2230Principles of Microeconomics3
PSYCHLGY 1130General Psychology3

Natural Science (8 credits) 

Course Title Credits
BIOLOGY 2340Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology4
GEOGRPHY 1040Planet Earth4

Additional Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Social Sciences (3 credits)


International Education/Ethnic/Gender Studies (6-9 credits) 

Course Title Credits
International Education
BUSADMIN 1300Global Business3
Ethnic Gender Studies3-6
At least three credits in ethnic studies and three credits in gender studies must be taken, or one 3-credit course that satisfies both requirements.
Management, Gender & Race (Satisfies both requirements)
Introduction to Women & Gender Studies (Satisfies the gender requirement)
Race, Gender, and Class (Satisfies both requirements)