UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

A portion of every undergraduate degree-seeking student's curriculum must consist of courses completed in the four areas of General Education:

  1. Basic Knowledge and Skill
  2. Humanities
  3. Natural Sciences
  4. Social Sciences

A minimum of 42 credits is required.

The General Education Program is designed to provide the knowledge, insight, and skills common to all educated persons. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh General Education Requirement prepares students to grow, adapt to change, and form convictions through reasoned analysis and synthesis. By encouraging the development of communicative, quantitative, logical, and physical skills, the General Education coursework helps students realize their fullest potential.

Students can complete the required General Education credits by enrolling in approved courses or, in some instances, by passing approved tests. Tests consist of two types, placement and competency. Placement tests allow students to be exempted from select required courses such as composition or mathematics, but they do not award credits. Competency tests, such as those offered by CLEP (College Level Examination Program), can be used to meet requirements and to obtain credit.

ABBREVIATIONS

Designations on course titles that can be used to satisfy General Education.

(ES) Ethnic Studies
(EN) English
(HU) Humanities
(MA) Mathematics
(NS) Natural Science
(NW) Non-Western Culture
(PE) Physical Education
(SS) Social Science

H: Honors

SUMMARY OF GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Some courses which fulfill General Education requirements may also fulfill requirements for a specific degree, major, or minor. Also, certain degrees, majors and minors may require that specific general education courses be taken. Refer to the section of the Bulletin which describes the requirements for the degree, major or minor you are seeking and consult with your academic advisor.

Area 1: Basic Knowledge and Skills (14 credits minimum)

The Composition Requirement: (6 credits)
Most students are required to complete 6 credits of English Composition. It is important to consult with an advisor to discuss the possibility of exemption from the first semester of composition or the need for remedial work (38-100) prior to enrolling in 38-101-, College English I.

Placement in English Composition courses is determined by placement testing.
Usually, the English Composition requirement is met by completing 6 credits from the following:

38-101 College English I (EN) 3 cr. or

38-110 Honors: Composition (EN) 3 cr. or

38-111 Honors: Critical Reading and Writing (EN) 3 cr. and 3 credits

38-202 College English (EN) 3 cr. or

38-203 Honors: Advanced Expository Writing (EN) 3 cr. or

38-302 Advanced Composition: Writing about the Humanities (EN) 3 cr. or

38-307 Advanced Composition for Secondary Education (EN) 3 cr. or

38-309 Advanced Composition for Business (EN) 3 cr. or

38-310 Honors: Advanced Composition for Business (EN) 3 cr. or

38-316 Advanced Composition: Writing about the Social Sciences (EN) 3 cr. or

38-318 Advanced Composition: Writing about the Sciences (EN) 3 cr. or

38-321 Advanced Composition for Elementary Education Majors (EN) 3 cr. 3 credits

The Mathematics (3 credits)
67-102 Introduction of Mathematics and Applied (MA) 4 cr.

67-103 Introduction to College Algebra I (MA) 3 cr. or

67-107 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 3 cr. or

67-211 Fundamentals of Geometry (MA) 3 cr.

Most students are required to complete a minimum of 3 credits of mathematics. It is important to consult with an advisor to discuss the possibility of exemption or the need for remedial work (67-100) prior to enrolling in mathematics courses.

Placement in Mathematics courses is determined by placement testing.

The Physical Education Requirement: (2 credits)
At least two credits from the approved list of physical education activity courses are required. No more than two additional physical education credits maybe counted toward the baccalaureate degree. Effective Fall 1995, 77-105 Active Lifestyle 2 cr. will be required of all students.

77-103 Jogging (PE) 1 cr.

77-105 The Active Lifestyle (PE) 2 cr.

77-111 Basic Physical Education (PE) 1cr.

77-112 Racquetball (PE) 1cr.

77-113 Weight Training and Conditioning (PE) 1cr.

77-120 Elementary Golf (PE) 1cr.

77-129 Square & Social Dance (PE) 1cr.

77-131 Modern Dance (PE) 1cr.

77-132 Beginning Judo (PE) 1cr.

77-133 Canoeing (PE) 1cr.

77-134 Intermediate Judo (PE) 1cr.

77-135 Sailing (PE) 1cr.

77-138 Beginning Badminton (PE) 1 cr.

77-140 Beginning Bowling (PE) 1cr.

77-142 Volleyball (PE) 1cr.

77-144 Tennis (PE) 1cr.

77-148 Nordic Skiing (PE) 1cr.

77-151 Beginning Swimming (PE) 1cr.

77-153 Advanced Beginning Swimming (PE) 1 cr.

77-154 Aqua Aerobics (PE) 1cr.

77-163 Techniques of Relaxation (PE) 1cr.

77-174 Aerobic Dance (PE) 1 cr.

77-180 Basic Rifle Marksmanship (PE) 1 cr.

77-205 Mountaineering/Rappeling (PE) 1 cr.

77-206 Orienteering (PE) 1 cr.

77-221 Intermediate Swimming (PE) 1 cr.

77-224 Advanced Swimming (PE) 3 cr.

77-244 Intermediate Tennis (PE) 1 cr.

The Non-Western Culture Requirement: (3 credits)
All students are required to take at least 3 credits from the approved list of courses having significant non-western cultural content.

21-122 World Ethnography (MW) 3 cr.

21-232 Cultural Anthropology (NW) 3 cr.

21-318 Peoples & Cultures of Southern Asia (NW) 3 cr.

21-322 Peoples & Cultures of Africa (NW) 3 cr.

21-326 Peoples & Cultures of Oceania (NW) 3 cr.

21-330 Culture Change in Modern Africa (NW) 3 cr.

21-338 Anthropology of Law & Politics (NW) 3 cr.

21-360 Mesoamerican Culture (NW) 3 cr.

22-317 Art History, India, China, Japan (NW) 3 cr.

36-319 Economics of Less Developed Countries (NW) 3 cr.

38-220 Native American Literature (NW) 3 cr.

38-238 Introduction to the Literature of India (NW) 3 cr.

38-239 Introduction to Chinese Literature (NW) 3 cr.

38-240 Introduction to Japanese Literature (NW) 3 cr.

48-350 Masterpieces of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in English Translation (NW) 3 cr.

48-375 Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in English Translation (NW) 3 cr.

50-102 World Regional Geography (NW) 3 cr.

50-104 Honors: World Regional Geography (NW) 3 cr.

50-319 Latin America (NW) 3 cr.

50-338 Russian Realm (NW) 3 cr.

50-347 Geography of the Far East (NW) 3 cr.

50-353 Africa Subsaharan (NW) 3 cr.

57-370 Traditional Russia (NW) 3 cr.

57-371 Modern Russia (NW) 3 cr.

57-375 Traditional Japan (NW) 3 cr.

57-376 Modern Japan (NW) 3 cr.

57-377 Traditional China (NW) 3 cr.

57-378 Modern China (NW) 3 cr.

57-381 Latin America History to 1825 (NW) 3 cr.

57-382 Modern Latin America (NW) 3 cr.

59-150 Introducing Asia (NW) 1 cr.

59-308 Revolution and Development (NW) 3 cr.

59-309 Honors: Revolution and Development (NW) 3 cr.

59-312 Understanding Japan: Culture and Society (NW) 3 cr.

76-211 Philosophy in India (NW) 3 cr.

76-221 Philosophy in China (NW) 3 cr.

76-223 Honors: Philosophy in China (NW) 3 cr.

84-311 Government and Politics East Asia (NW) 3 cr.

84-316 Revolutions and Personalities of Contemporary Asia (NW) 3 cr.

84-336 Government and Politics of the Soviet Union (NW) 3 cr.

84-337 Soviet and Chinese Foreign Policy (NW) 3 cr.

84-379 Latin American Government and Politics (NW) 3 cr.

84-387 Middle-Eastern Government and Politics (NW) 3 cr.

87-102 World Religions (NW) 3 cr.

87-203 The Old Testament (NW) 3 cr.

87-221 The Hindu Tradition (NW) 3 cr.

87-222 The Buddhist World (NW) 3 cr.

87-230 Ancient Near Eastern Religions (NW) 3 cr.

87-240 Islam (NW) 3 cr.

87-265 Women and Religion (NW-ES) 3 cr.

87-335 Chinese Religion (NW) 3 cr.

87-337 Japanese Religion (NW) 3 cr.

98-265 Women and Religion (NW-ES) 3 cr.

Required Communication course
All students are required to complete 96-111 except those earning a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Fine Arts in the College of Letters and Science.

96-111 Fundamentals of Speech 3 cr.

96-112 Honors: Fundamentals of Speech 3 cr.

Optional Basic Knowledge and Skills Courses: (0 credits required)
Additional Credits earned in the following three areas may be applied toward the 42 credits minimum General Education requirement.

Up to 3 Credits of Speech Communication approved Course:

96-111 Fundamentals of Speech 3 cr.

96-112 Honors: Fundamentals of Speech 3 cr.

Up to 3 Credits of Health and Health Education Approved Courses:

26-214 Elementary Public Health 3 cr.

55-103 Survival/First Aid 3 cr.

55-106 Personal Health 3 cr.

55-240 Human Sexuality 3 cr.

98-240 Human Sexuality 3 cr.

Up to 3 Credits in Business Administration or Nursing Approved Courses:

28-231 Personal Finance 3 cr.

74-222 Wellness 3 cr.

Area 2: Humanities: (9 credits minimum)

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 9 credits from the list of approved courses in Humanities. Courses from at least two of the following four areas must be taken.

  1. Art, Drama, Music
  2. Foreign Languages
  3. Literature
  4. Philosophy, Religious Studies

Approved Humanities Course List

Art, Music, Drama

22-101 Drawing and Color (HU) 2 cr.

22-105 Understanding Art (HU) 3 cr.

22-109 Art of Western World (HU) 3 cr.

22-115 Honors: Understanding Arts (HU) 3 cr.

22-228 Exploring Materials & Design (HU) 2 cr.

73-102 Theory of Music for General Student (HU) 3 cr.

73-216 The Evolution of Jazz (HU) 3 cr.

73-218 Survey of American Music (HU) 3 cr.

73-219 Music Appreciation (HU) 3 cr.

73-221 Honors: Music Appreciation (HU) 3 cr.

96-101 Understanding Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures 3 cr.

96-161 Appreciation of Drama (HU) 3 cr.

96-162 Honors: Drama Appreciation (HU) 3 cr.

Foreign Languages

41-110 Introduction to French I (HU) 4 cr.

41-111 Introduction to French II (HU) 4cr.

41-203 French Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.

41-204 French Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.

41-208 French Intermediate Conversation II (HU) 2 cr.

41-248 Fourth Semester French for CAPP (HU) 5 cr.

43-110 Introduction to German I (HU) 4 cr.

43-111 Introduction to German II (HU) 4 cr.

43-203 German Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.

43-204 German Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.

43-207 German Intermediate Conversation I (HU) 2 cr.

43-208 German Intermediate Conversation II (HU) 2 cr.

43-248 Fourth Semester German for CAPP (HU) 5 cr.

44-110 Introduction to Japanese I (HU) 4 cr.

44-111 Introduction to Japanese II (HU) 4 cr.

44-203 Japanese Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.

44-204 Japanese Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.

44-207 Japanese Intermediate Conversation (HU) 2 cr.

44-208 Japanese Intermediate Conversation (HU) 2 cr.

48-110 Introduction to Russian I (HU) 4 cr.

48-111 Introduction to Russian II (HU) 4 cr.

48-203 Russian Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.

48-204 Russian Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.

49-101 Spanish 1A/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.

49-102 Spanish b/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.

49-103 Spanish 11A/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.

49-104 Spanish 11B/Project Success (HU) 2 cr.

49-110 Introduction to Spanish I (HU) 4 cr.

49-111 Introduction to Spanish II (HU) 4 cr.

49-112 Honors: Introduction to Spanish I (HU) 4 cr.

49-113 Honors: Introduction to Spanish II (HU) 4 cr.

49-203 Spanish Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.

49-204 Spanish Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.

49-207 Spanish Intermediate Conversation I (HU) 2 cr.

49-208 Spanish Intermediate Conversation II (HU) 2 cr.

49-248 Fourth Semester Spanish for CAPP (HU) 5 cr.

Interdisciplinary Studies

94-175 Honors: Freshman Seminar (HU) 3 cr.

94-198 University Learning Community Colloquium I (HU) 1 cr.

94-199 University Learning Community Colloquium II (HU) 1 cr.

94-245 Introduction of American Studies: The Shaping of American Identifities (HU) 3 cr.

94-298 University Learning Community Colloquium III (HU) 1 cr.

Literature

38-210 Masterworks of Classical and Medieval Literature (HU) 3 cr.

38-211 Masterworks of English Literature I (HU) 3 cr.

38-212 Masterworks of English Literature II (HU) 3 cr.

38-213 Masterworks of American Literature I (HU) 3 cr.

38-214 Masterworks of American Literature II (HU) 3 cr.

38-219 African-American Literature (HU) 3 cr.

38-225 Modern British Literature (HU) 3 cr.

38-226 Modern American Literature (HU) 3 cr.

38-227 Modern World Literature (HU) 3 cr.

38-228 Honors: Modern American Literature (HU) 3 cr.

38-247 Introduction to Shakespeare (HU) 3 cr.

38-281 Introduction to English Studies (HU) 3 cr.

Philosophy/Religious Studies

76-101 Logic (HU) 3 cr.

76-105 Ethics (HU) 3 cr.

76-106 Honors: Ethics (HU) 3 cr.

76-109 Introduction to Philosophy (HU) 3 cr.

76-110 Honors: Introduction to Philosophy (HU) 3 cr.

76-207 Philosophy of Religion (HU) 3 cr.

76-215 Philosophy of Art (HU) 3 cr.

76-225 Philosophy of Love (HU) 3 cr.

87-101 Exploring Religion (HU) 3 cr.

87-103 Honors: Exploring Religion (HU) 3 cr.

87-104 Religions in America (HU) 3 cr.

87-105 Honors: Religions in America (HU) 3 cr.

87-107 Comparative Religious Ethics (HU) 3 cr.

87-204 The New Testament (HU) 3 cr.

87-210 Christianity (HU) 3 cr.

Area 3: Natural Sciences: (8 credits minimum)

Students must take at least 8 credits from the list of approved General Education courses in Natural Science with related laboratory experience.

Biology

26-104 Ecosphere in Crises (NS) 4 cr.

26-105 Biological Concepts-Unity (NS) 4 cr.

26-106 Biological Concepts-Diversity (NS) 4 cr.

26-107 Principles of Modern Biology (NS) 5 cr.

26-108 Honors: Biological Concepts-Unity (NS) 4 cr.

26-211 Human Anatomy (NS) 3 cr.

26-212 Human Physiology (NS) 3 cr.

26-230 Survey of Animal Kingdom (NS) 4 cr.

26-231 Survey of the Plant Kingdom (NS) 4 cr.

26-233 Microbial Survey (NS) 4 cr.

Chemistry

32-101 General, Organic & Biochemistry (NS) 4 cr.

32-102 General, Organic & Biochemistry (NS) 4 cr.

32-103 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (NS) 4 cr.

32-105 General Chemistry (NS) 5 cr.

32-106 General Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis (NS) 5 cr.

32-109 General Chemistry (NS) 5 cr.

32-110 Honors: General Chemistry (NS) 5 cr.

Geology, Physical Geography

50-121 Physical Geography I-Weather and Climate (NS) 4 cr.

50-122 Physical Geography II-Landforms and soils (NS) 4 cr.

51-102 Physical Geology (NS) 4 cr.

51-109 Evolution of the Earth (NS) 4 cr.

51-110 Honors: Geology (NS) 5 cr.

51-150 Environmental Geology (NS) 4 cr.

Astronomy, Physics, Physical Science

80-101 Physical Science (NS) 4 cr.

82-103 The Solar System (NS) 4 cr.

82-104 Cosmic Evolution (NS) 4 cr.

82-105 Basic Acoustics of Music (NS) 4 cr.

82-107 General Physics (NS) 5 cr.

82-108 General Physics (NS) 5 cr.

82-109 General Physics (NS) 5 cr.

82-110 General Physics (NS) 5 cr.

82-113 The Solar System Non-La (NS) 3 cr.

82-114 Cosmic Evolution Non-Lab (NS) 3 cr.

82-123 The Solar System Lab (NS) 1 cr.

82-124 Cosmic Evolution Lab (NS) 1 cr.

Area 4: Social Sciences: (9 credits minimum)

A minimum of 9 credits are required from the list of approved General Education courses in the Social Sciences. Courses from at least three of the following areas must be taken.

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography (except Physical Geography)
  • History
  • Environmental Studies/Interdisciplinary Courses/International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Women's Studies

Anthropology

21-102 Introduction to Anthropology (SS) 3 cr.

Economics

36-106 General Economics (SS) 3 cr.

36-206 Principles of Economics I - Micro (SS) 3 cr.

36-207 Principles of Economics II - Macro (SS) 3 cr.

36-208 Honors: Principles of Economics I - Micro (SS) 3 cr.

36-209 Honors: Principles of Economics II - Macro (SS) 3 cr.

Geography

50-111 Human Geography (SS) 3 cr.

50-112 Honors: Human Geography (SS) 3 cr.

50-213 Population Geography (SS) 3 cr.

History

57-101 Early Civilization (SS) 3 cr.

57-102 Modern Civilization (SS) 3 cr.

57-201 United States History to 1877 (SS) 3 cr.

57-202 United States History Since 1877 (SS) 3 cr.

57-203 Honors: Modern United States History Since 1877 (SS) 3 cr.

Environmental Studies/Interdisciplinary Courses/International Studies

37-211 Seminar on Environmental Issues (SS) 3 cr.

94-132 Our Changing Society: The Transformation of America (SS) 3 cr.

94-246 Introduction to American Studies: The Shaping of American Identities (SS) 3 cr.

59-205 Contemporary International Issues (SS) 3 cr.

59-206 Contemporary International Issues (SS) 3 cr.

59-207 Contemporary International Issues (SS) 3 cr.

Political Science

84-101 Introduction to Government (SS) 3 cr.

84-105 American Government and Politics (SS) 3 cr.

84-106 Honors: American Government and Politics (SS) 3 cr.

84-107 Honors: (SS) 3 cr.

84-115 International Politics (SS) 3 cr.

84-175 National, State and Local Government in the United States (SS) 3 cr.

Psychology

86-201 General Psychology (SS) 3 cr.

86-204 Honors: General Psychology (SS) 3 cr.

86-205 Social Psychology (SS) 3 cr.

Sociology

92-101 Introduction to Sociology (SS) 3 cr.

92-103 Honors: Introduction to Sociology (SS) 3 cr.

92-151 Modern Social Problems (SS) 3 cr.

Urban and Regional Studies

99-131 Contemporary Urban Issues (SS) 3 cr.

Women's Studies

98-225 Images of Women (SS) 3 cr.

Ethnic Studies

All students are required to complete 3 credits in the study of histories, cultures, and experiences of racial, ethnic or cultural groups in the United States.

28-295 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (ES) 3 cr.

36-307 Discrimination, Gender and the Economy (ES) 3 cr.

38-219 African-American Literature (HU-ES) 3 cr.

38-220 Native-American Literature (NW-ES) 3 cr.

38-331 Contemporary Literature: Works by Three Black Women Writers (ES) 3 cr.

50-316 Ethnic Landscapes (ES) 3 cr.

57-358 Asian American History (ES) 3 cr.

57-385 African-American History (ES) 3 cr.

73-215 The Development of African-American Popular Music: Rock and Roll (ES) 3 cr.

73-218 Survey American Music (HU-ES) 3 cr.

74-340 Health Practices with Ethnic Groups 2 cr. (will also meet ethnic studies requirement ONLY for students who complete the BSN degree).

76-205 Ethical Issues in a Diverse Society (ES) 3 cr.

84-304 Race and Ethnicity in United States Politics (ES) 3 cr.

87-101 Exploring Religions (HU-ES) 3 cr.

87-104 Religions of American (HU-ES) 3 cr.

87-105 Honors: Religions of America (HU-ES) 3 cr.

87-265 Women and Religion (NW-ES) 3 cr.

92-359 Minority Groups (ES) 3 cr.

93-167 Introduction to Social Work (ES) 3 cr.

96-318 Intercultural Communication (ES) 3 cr.

96-347 Women and Minorities in American Film (ES) 3 cr.

98-265 Women and Religion (NW-ES) 3 cr.

98-347 Women and Minorities in American Film (ES) 3 cr.

Note:

Completion of the Sociology major fulfills the Ethnic Studies requirement.

GENERAL BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Summary of Degree Requirements Common to All Colleges

  1. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of at least 120 earned semester credits (passing grades of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, or P or their equivalents). Credits from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, other accredited institutions, and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh approved Prior Learning programs may be used to meet this requirement.
  2. At least 42 credits of the 120 credit total must be earned in General Education Coursework.
  3. At least 30 credits of the 120 semester credits applied to the degree must be earned in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
  4. At least 15 of the last 30 semester credits applied to the degree must be earned in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
  5. A minimum of 35 of the 120 semester credits must be earned in upper level courses (those earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh numbered 300 and above or credits earned at a transfer institution and defined as upper-level by the standards of that institution).
  6. All degrees require that a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) be achieved in each of the following categories, based upon all credits attempted at all institutions;
  • total cumulative grade point average of all credits attempted. Credits attempted shall be defined as any credits for which a grade of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, or F, or their equivalents, has been assigned;
  • all upper-level credits attempted;
  • all credits attempted in courses identified by departments or programs as applicable to the major and/or minor requirements;
  • all courses eligible for application to the English composition requirement portion of the University's General Education Requirement.
Notes:

All calculations of grade point average will be based upon the total academic record as maintained by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. If a course is repeated, the last grade received will be the one calculated in the grade point average. A grade of Incomplete from another institution will not be carried into the record maintained at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
7. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of the University's General Education Requirements. In addition, special course and grade point requirements of a particular degree, curriculum, major and/or minor selected by the student must be met.

8. The Bulletin used to determine these requirements must have been current during the student's attendance at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, or at any other regionally accredited college or university, and may be no more than 6 years old at the time of graduation.

Exceptions to this policy include:

  • Changes in policy and/or procedures made during the six-year period will automatically be effective for the transfer or readmitted student unless the policy change(s) specifically allows continuance under the old policy and/or procedures.
  • When outside agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or professional accrediting agencies mandate changes in major/minor or curriculum requirements, the six-year period is not applicable.

Special Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

In addition to the general education requirements (Section III. A), students working toward either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Letters and Science are required to complete as stated below, an approved academic major; completion of an approved minor is usually optional. However, some majors require that a minor also be completed.

Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Foreign Languages: A minimum of 14 university-level credits of one foreign language must be completed by students without previous foreign language preparation. For students with a foreign language background, a portion of this requirement may be awarded through advanced placement. See the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department for details.
  • Humanities: At least 12 credits must be taken from the Humanities area. Of these credits, at least one course must be taken from each of the following course areas: 1) Art, Drama, Music; 2) Literature; and 3) Philosophy, Religious Studies.
  • Social Science At least 12 credits must be taken from at least three of the Social Science areas, including either Early Civilization 57-101 or Modern Civilization 57-102.
A Social Science or Humanities course taken to satisfy the non-Western Culture requirement can also be counted toward the respective Social Science or Humanities requirement.

  • Speech Communication: Fundamentals of Speech Communications 96-111 must be completed or the oral communication competency exam must be passed. (See Communication Department for details.)

Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS)

  • Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Logic: A minimum of 11 credits or equivalent competency is required. A minimum of 8 credits in Mathematics must be earned in the two courses 67-103 and 67-108; or in the alternate, three-course sequence of 67-103, 67-104, 67-106; or a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Mathematics Placement Exam must certify that an equivalent competency level has been achieved. In addition, a minimum of 3 credits or the completion of an equivalent competency exam must be earned in one of the following course areas: 1) Calculus 2) Statistics 3) Computer Science 4) Symbolic Logic. The approved course list for each of these four areas is as follows:

Calculus 67-171, 67-206, 67-208

Statistics 67-201, 67-301, 36-210, 86-203, 92-281

Computer Science 34-141, 34-142, 34-143, 34-151

Symbolic Logic 76-202

  • Humanities: At least 12 credits must be taken from the Humanities area. Of these credits, at least one course must be taken from each of the following course areas: 1) Art, Drama, Music; 2) Literature; and 3) Philosophy, Religious Studies.
  • At least 12 credits must be taken from at least three of the Social Science areas, including either Early Civilization 57-101 or Modern Civilization 57-102.
A Social Science or Humanities course taken to satisfy the Non-Western Culture requirement can also be counted toward the respective Social Science or Humanities requirement.

  • Speech Communication: Either Fundamentals of Speech Communications 96-111 must be completed or the oral communication competency exam must be passed. (See Communication Department for details.)
  • Natural Science: At least 12 credits must be earned in three courses from two of the following categories: 1) Physical Science (Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry), 2) Biological Sciences (Biology, Microbiology), and 3) Earth Sciences (Geology, Physical Geography). These three courses shall consist of a two-course sequence in one discipline, with associated laboratories, and from a second discipline, a third course with an associated laboratory. The two-course sequence must be selected from the approved list below.

Biology 26-105 & 26-106

Biology 26-105 & 26-230

Biology 26-105 & 26-231

Biology 26-105 & 26-233

Chemistry 32-101 & 32-102

Chemistry 32-105 & 32-106

Chemistry 32-109 & 32-221

Chemistry 32-109 & 32-235

Chemistry 32-110 & 32-221

Chemistry 32-110 & 32-235

Geography 50-121 & 50-122

Geology 51-102 & 51-109

Geology 51-110 & 51-109

Medical Technology 68-403 & 68-404

Physics 82-107 & 82-108

Physics 82-109 & 82-110

  • Additional Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Logic/Natural Science: At least three additional credits must be earned in one of the following ways: 1) completion of a second course from the Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Symbolic Logic approved course list in a discipline not already selected, or 2) completion of a fourth Natural Science course which together with the third course from 2e. would form a second two-course sequence in Natural Science, or
  • completion of a fourth Natural Science course from a discipline not already chosen.

Specific College and Program Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

The University offers ten baccalaureate degrees; all degrees require a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. Specific requirements for all degrees may be obtained from this Bulletin, the appropriate College, or from an academic advisor.

Many program areas have special requirements which must be met before students can begin a particular area of study. For example, some professional, clinical, and other sequences accept students into the program only after a period of prior academic preparation. Such programs have academic requirements for admission which are published either in the Bulletin or in a separate document available from the appropriate department.

College of Letters and Science
Students completing the baccalaureate degree with a College of Letters and Science major must complete a minimum of 35 credits of upper level course work. Also, at least 96 credits must be in Letters and Science course work. No more than 24 of the 120 credits required for graduation may be taken from professional college courses. Courses classified as "professional" for this purpose are: All nursing courses (74-); all education courses (11-through 18- and 29-), departmental courses for teaching methods, physical education activity courses beyond 4 credits, physical education majors' courses for teachers; all business courses (28-) except 28-131; mathematics courses for teaching arithmetic, physics 82-201 (statics) and 82-202 (dynamics); and courses in surveying, engineering drawing (85-).

College of Education and Human Services
Students completing a baccalaureate degree with a College of Education and Human Services major must earn at least 42 credits in upper-level courses. In addition, all grade point and other requirements must be met prior to entry into Admission I, Practicum, Clinical, and Admission II for education majors. Also, all course and grade point average requirements must be met by Human Services majors prior to entry into intermediate, major, and minor field work.

College of Nursing
Requirements must be met as published at the time of the student's application for acceptance into the nursing clinical sequence.

Second Bachelor's Degree

A graduate of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who wishes to complete a second and different undergraduate baccalaureate degree must:

earn a minimum of 16 credits in residence (the credits must not have been applied to the requirements of the first degree);meet all specific requirements of the new degree.Both degrees may be awarded at the same commencement ceremony.

A graduate of another accredited college or university may be awarded an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in the same or another academic area at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh by successfully completing:

28 weeks (e.g., two semesters) in residence on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus;a minimum of 30 semester credit hours;all requirements of the degree being sought and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh General Education requirements.

NOTE:

Completion of an additional major within the same University of Wisconsin Oshkosh baccalaureate degree will not result in the awarding of a second degree. Before embarking on a program leading to a second degree, students should contact an advisor in the Academic Advisement/Registration Center, Dempsey 130.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999