Entering new students at UW-Platteville who do not meet the minimum requirements on the UW System Mathematics Placement Test are expected to take the designated math course sequence based upon placement scores and campus offerings. Students are required to successfully complete remedial course requirements before they are allowed to register for credit-bearing mathematics courses.
Remedial courses are non-credit; therefore, they do not count toward the total number of credits needed to satisfy degree requirements at UW-Platteville.
Per University of Wisconsin System policy, students must successfully complete the necessary remedial courses prior to completion of 30 credits. Questions concerning remedial mathematics coursework may be directed to the UW-Platteville Mathematics Department at 608.342.1741.
General Education Learning Outcomes
A University of Wisconsin-Platteville education consists of two main components: general education and the academic major. General Education provides a broad foundation of knowledge and skills; the academic major focuses on the knowledge and skills of a specific field. The overall goal is to empower graduates to live thoughtfully, concerned about their professional careers, as well as public issues that reach far beyond their professional circle, local community, or nation. More specifically, a rigorous University of Wisconsin-Platteville education in the arts and sciences provides students with the following nine learning outcomes:
- Mathematical Reasoning Skills
- Effective Communication Skills
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Critical Analysis Skills
- Creative Thinking Skills
- International Awareness
- Cultural Awareness
- Individual Responsibility
- Social Responsibility
These student learning outcomes are satisfied by successful completion of general education courses and courses in the student's major. They reflect the opening statement of the Select Mission in which the University of Wisconsin-Platteville pledges itself to: “enable each student to become broader in perspective, more literate, intellectually more astute, ethically more sensitive, and to participate more wisely in society as a competent professional and a knowledgeable citizen.”