Online Bachelor's Degree Competency and Liberal Studies

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 

    • Note: All UW-Platteville courses may not be available at all campuses and/or in all formats.

  • 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 (8-9 credits) 

Course Title Credits
English Composition
ENGLISH 1130College Writing I3-4
or ENGLISH 1040 Studio College Writing I
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
HHP 1300Personal Fitness1

Liberal Arts Requirements 

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

Course Title Credits
ART 2430Art Survey3
ENGLISH 1330Introduction to Literature3
HISTORY 2020World Civilization II3
HISTORY 2430History of the United States since 18773
MUSIC 1590Music Appreciation3
WOMGENDR 1130Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies3

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
PSYCHLGY 2030Positive Psychology3
PSYCHLGY 2080Psychology of Women and Gender3
PSYCHLGY 2730Life Span Developmental Psychology3
SOCIOLGY 1030Introduction to Sociology3

Natural Science (8 credits) 

Course Title Credits
BIOLOGY 1150Concepts of Biology5
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
HISTORY 2020World Civilization II3
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.
BUSADMIN 3340Management, Gender & Race (Satisfies both requirements)3
ETHNSTDY 1030Race, Gender, and Class in the U.S. (Satisfies both requirements)3
PSYCHLGY 2080Psychology of Women and Gender (Satisfies the gender requirement)3
WOMGENDR 1130Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies (Satisfies the gender requirement)3