Department website: https://www.uwplatt.edu/program/applied-computing-online
Dr. M. Afzal Upal
Bachelor of Science 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. You will gain the knowledge required to solve an organization's everyday information technology 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 Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing, students must have:
- Approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA)
- Completed College Algebra or equivalent coursework
- Official college transcripts
Transfer students who apply for admission must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, plus good standing at the university most recently attended. Applicants must have 12 or more transferable credits from an accredited institution to be considered for admission as a transfer. Applicants with fewer than 12 credits must meet new freshmen admission guidelines.
Students who have attended a UW-Platteville campus as degree-seeking students in the past and wish to take classes again at the same campus may apply as a re-entry student. Re-entry guidelines are the same for all UW-Platteville campuses.
Demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) and providing your score to the Office of Professional Program Support. 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 Office of Professional Program Support, 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||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.
Optional Minors (24 credits)
Business Administration Minor
Students pursuing the B.B.A. in Finance, Human Resource Management, Integrated Marketing, Management, Professional Sales, or Supply Chain Management may not pursue the Business Administration minor.
At least 12 credits must be taken at UW-Platteville.
|ACCTING 2010||Financial Accounting||3|
|BUSADMIN 1300||Global Business||3|
|BUSADMIN 2330||Leadership and Management||3|
|BUSADMIN 2630||Introduction to Marketing||3|
|BUSADMIN or ACCTING Electives 1||6|
|Six additional credits of BUSADMIN, ACCTING, or from the following courses:||6|
|Operations Research I|
|System Safety Engineering|
|Principles and Applications of Project Management|
|Engineering Continuous Improvement|
|Production Planning and Control|
|Design & Control of Manufacturing Systems|
BUSADMIN/ACCTING 4990: Internship may not be used as an elective.
Criminal Justice Minor
|Required Courses 1|
|CRIMLJUS 1130||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRIMLJUS 2130||Foundations of Policing||3|
|CRIMLJUS 2230||Foundations of Corrections||3|
|CRIMLJUS 4030||Criminal Law||3|
|Select at least 12 credits of criminal justice courses or from the list below:|
|Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation|
|The Washington Center - The LEAD Colloquium|
|The Washington Center - Evening Topics Course|
In addition, all criminal justice minors must earn a “C-” or better in each required and elective course.
At least 6 credits must be 3000-level or higher
- 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.
- Some requirements may be subject to change without notice.