Dr. Lisa Landgraf
B.S. in Applied Computing
208 Ullrich Hall
In nearly every industry, businesses can no longer operate without skilled, perceptive IT professionals to drive process and create connections. With the University of Wisconsin online Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing, you can be the problem solver who makes things possible - for your company and your career.
A Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing tells employers that you're skilled in both the theory behind computer science, as well as its direct application. Plus, it highlights your solid foundation in the business and communication skills that complement your technical expertise. In your courses you'll participate in projects that reflect real-life business situations, and gain the knowledge required to solve an organization's everyday technical issues.
The program is in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point.
In addition to the University Admission requirements, to be admitted to the BS in Applied Computing, students must:
- Have approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA)
- College Algebra or equivalent coursework
- Official college transcripts
Transfer and Re-Entry Students
Transfer students that apply for admission must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, plus good standing at the university most recently attended. If the GPA is less than 2.0, you will be considered for admission if more than five years have elapsed since the last attended school or two years if the last school you attended was UW-Platteville. You may petition in writing for an exception to the required five-year lapse of time. If you were on probation at the last institution that you attended, five years must have elapsed since the probationary status or two years if the last school you attended was UW-Platteville.
Demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Center for Distance Learning. A minimum score of 64 for the internet-based TOEFL is required of all international students whose native language is not English. If you have taken the TOEFL, you must request official evidence be sent from the testing agency directly to the Center for Distance Learning, indicating the date on which you took the examination and your score.
You may be excused from taking the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through courses taken at such institutions and have earned grades of B or higher in English composition courses and speech or two English composition courses. As an alternative, you may submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a band-level score of 5.5 or higher.
Sub-score Minimum TOEFL iBT (internet-based) IELTS
Reading 15 5.0
Listening 15 5.0
Speaking 17 5.0
Writing 17 5.0
Total Composite Minimum 64 5.5
You can enroll as a Special Student for single course enrollment. You may enroll in a single course rather than a full degree for personal enrichment, to apply toward a certificate, if you plan on transferring the course to another institution, or if you want to start a course(s) while the admission process is completed.
As a special student you
- Can enroll in a maximum of 12 credits.
- Must meet prerequisites for courses. You may be asked to provide an unofficial transcript to show prerequisites.
- Are not obligated to follow specific degree requirements.
- Are not eligible for financial aid.
- May be admitted to a degree program after completing the admission process and any in-progress coursework. Check program requirements for more information.
|General Requirements 1|
|Online General Education Requirements 2||44-48|
|Required Courses (61 credits)|
|APC 3000||Programming I||3|
|APC 3100||Math for Computer Science||3|
|APC 3200||Introduction to Business||3|
|APC 3300||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|APC 3400||Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of the IT Professional||3|
|APC 3500||Programming II||3|
|APC 3600||Database Management I||3|
|APC 3700||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|APC 3800||Project Management Techniques||3|
|APC 3900||Object Oriented Programming||3|
|APC 4000||Applied Communication Networks||3|
|APC 4100||Database Management II||3|
|APC 4200||Computer Security I||3|
|APC 4300||Applied Data Structures and Algorithms||3|
|APC 4400||Web Development||3|
|APC 4500||Operating Systems Theory and Practice||3|
|APC 4600||Software Engineering Practices||3|
|APC 4700||IS Strategy and Management||3|
|APC 4800||Computer Security II||3|
|APC 4900||Capstone Prep||1|
|APC 4950||Capstone Project||3|
An algebra course equivalent to MATH 1530 or higher is required for admission to this program. MATH 1620 or above is required to fulfill the Math Competency Requirement.
General Education requirements for First Year Experience and Competency are not currently available through UW-Platteville Center for Distance Learning. Contact the CDL for more information.
Optional Minors (24 credits)
Business Administration Minor
At least 12 of the credits required for the business minor must be from UW-Platteville in order for the minor to be awarded.
Required Courses (12 credits)
Elective Courses (12 credits)
BUSADMIN 3030 Human Resource Management
BUSADMIN 3100 Compensation Management
BUSADMIN 3110 Strategic Promotions Management
BUSADMIN 3120 Retailing
BUSADMIN 3130 Legal Environment of Business
BUSADMIN 3240 E-Commerce and E-Marketing in Today's World
BUSADMIN 3340 Management, Gender, and Race
BUSADMIN 3400 Personal Financial Planning
BUSADMIN 3500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 3530 Organizational Behavior
BUSADMIN 3540 Quality Management
BUSADMIN 3620 Corporate Finance
BUSADMIN 3640 Financial Systems Analysis
BUSADMIN 3650 International Finance
BUSADMIN 3700 Marketing Research
BUSADMIN 3710 Bank Management
BUSADMIN 3720 International Marketing
BUSADMIN 3740 Consumer Behavior
BUSADMIN 4120 Operations Management
BUSADMIN 4140 International Management
BUSADMIN 4160 Purchasing Management
BUSADMIN 4200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 4330 Labor-Management Relations
BUSADMIN 4630 Marketing Management
Check all courses for prerequisites.
Criminal Justice Minor
Required Courses (12 credits)
Electives (12 credits)
CRIMLJUS 2630 Private Security Operations
CRIMLJUS 3130 Criminal Investigation
CRIMLJUS 3330 Police Administration
CRIMLJUS 3430 Criminology
CRIMLJUS 3630 Juvenile Justice
CRIMLJUS 3900 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CRIMLJUS 4130 Police-Community Relations
CRIMLJUS 4230 Community-Based Corrections
CRIMLJUS 4330 Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CRIMLJUS 4630 Current Topics in Criminal Justice
- Minimum of 120 earned credits.
- Minimum of 42 of those 120 credits must be upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 or 4000).
- Minimum of 32 of the 120 credits must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
- 23 of the last 32 credits taken for the degree must be taken under the direction of UW-Platteville faculty.
- No more than 72 credits can transfer in from any and all two-year lower division colleges.
- You must earn a grade of "C-" or better in courses taken with other institutions in order for courses to be considered for transfer.
- You must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 overall.
- You must also maintain degree progress by completing at least one UW-Platteville course every two years in order to remain under these catalog requirements. Failure to do so will result in discontinuation from the program.
- Some requirements may be subject to change without notice.