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Undergraduate Bulletin
Table of Contents 2003-2005

ACADEMIC POLICIES

I. Admissions Policies

A. Admission of New Freshmen
1. Steps for Admission
2. Admission Requirements
3. Assistance Program
4. Key Dates for Application and Admission

B. Admission of Reentry Students
1. Reentry Students
2. Steps for Reentry Admission

C. Admission of Transfer Students
1. Admission Requirements
2. Steps for Transfer Admission
3. Procedures for Transfer of Units (crs.)
4. UWS/WTCS Uniform Policy Statement
5. Key Dates for Application and Admission

D. Admission of Non-Degree Seeking Students
1. Special Students
2. Steps for Admission

II. Degrees and Areas of Study 16

A. Associate of Arts and Science Degree
B. Bachelor's Degrees
C. Majors and Emphases
D. Minors
E. Master's Degrees

III. Undergraduate Degree Requirements 20

A. General Education Requirements - Grid
B. Ethnic Studies - Grid
C. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
D. Special Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees
E. Specific College and Program Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
F. Second Bachelor's Degree

IV. Courses, Grades and Academic Standards

A. Interpreting Course Numbers
B. Prerequisites
C. Grade Policies
D. Repeated Courses
E. Class Standing
F. Requirements of Colleges, Departments or Professional Programs
G. Honors
H. Graduation from the University
I. Good Standing Requirements
J. Probation and Suspension Policies

V. Course and Academic Policies

A. Academic Advisement
B. Course Attendance
C. Maximum Student Unit (cr.) Loads
D. Changing a Student's Registration (Course Drop and/or Add)
E. Withdrawal from the University
F. Exceptions to Academic Policy
G. Student Complaints Against Faculty and Academic Staff
H. Independent Study and Related Readings
I. Correspondence Courses
J. Admission to Professional Programs

I. ADMISSION POLICIES (for Freshmen, Reentry, Transfer and Special students)

A. Admission of New Freshmen

1. Steps for Admission
Applications for admission are accepted beginning one year in advance of the anticipated time of entry and until the freshman class is filled. It is strongly advisable for high school seniors to apply during the fall term of their senior year for the following fall term at UW Oshkosh. Complete applications received during the last two weeks before the term starts will be processed if time allows and if space is still available.

a. Applications for admission – Electronic application is simple and convenient. The electronic application is available at www.apply.wisconsin.edu. Paper application forms are also acceptable and are available from high school guidance offices throughout the State of Wisconsin. Students who do not have access to applications through their schools should contact the Admissions Office at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dempsey 135, 920-424-0202.

b. High school transcript or GED scores - High school graduates who wish to enter the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh should submit the completed application form and an official high school transcript to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admissions office. Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) applicants should submit GED scores and any partial official high school transcript to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admissions office with the completed application. In addition, the GED or HSED applicant should arrange for an interview with an admissions counselor.

c. ACT Examination - The ACT (American College Test) score report or SAT I (College Board Test) score report is required of all recent and soon-to-be high school graduates. ACT tests are given nationally five times a year in October, December, February, April and June. Appointments may be made to take either the ACT or SAT I by contacting a high school guidance office or the University's Testing Center, Polk 3, 920-424-1432.

d. $35 Application fee - All students who apply for status as new freshmen and have not been enrolled as degree-seeking students at another University of Wisconsin System school are required to pay this fee with their application. Waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need. (Fees are subject to change upon University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approval.)

e. $100 Enrollment deposit – Once admitted, students must submit a $100 enrollment deposit to guarantee a spot in the freshman or transfer class. The deposit secures a reservation in the class registration and orientation process. This $100 fee is applied toward tuition, and is refundable via written request through May 1st prior to the start of the fall term, or December 1st prior to the start of the spring term.

2. Admission Requirements
A student applying as a new freshman in a degree-granting program must satisfy the following requirements to be considered for admission to the University for the fall 2003 term.
(Requirements for future terms are subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.):

a. Graduation or equivalent from a recognized high school
A recognized high school is one, which is accredited either by a regional accrediting association or a state university, or it is recognized and accredited by a state department of public instruction (education) or its equivalent. Applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma from a recognized high school, school system, or state department of public instruction (education) based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination and other established criteria.

b. High school rank
For fall students ranking in the upper (40%) of their high school class or who score an ACT composite of at least 22 (or SAT I composite of at least 1030) will be considered for admission (Subject to change for fall 2005.) Consideration does not guarantee admission.

c. Completion of specified high school units
Total units required = 17 units
The 17 high school units must be in the following subjects:

Academic electives may be chosen from above areas, computer science, foreign language, or vocational areas.

d. Discretionary: Applicants in this category will be considered for admission and are encouraged to apply if they: 1) have successfully met the college preparatory course distribution requirements identified in item C, and are in the top half of their high school class with an ACT composition of 20 or higher; OR 2) believe there are unique circumstances that warrant consideration for admission. In addition, adult non-traditional students are welcome to apply.

NOTE: Some high school courses may not satisfy college admission requirements for academic course work. To be certain that your high school work will meet admission requirements, you should check with the admissions office or your high school guidance office. Meeting the requirements in a, b, and c, guarantees consideration for admission but does not guarantee admission.

3. Assistance Program
Special consideration for admission may be given to new freshmen who do not meet established requirements. Those applicants, if admitted, will be required to participate in the Assistance Program. Students in this program are not identified as such on class lists or on transcripts.

The University subscribes to the principle that it should provide the programs and services, which will enhance each student's opportunity for academic success. Our Assistance Program has been established to meet these goals.
Students admitted to the Assistance Program will:
(1) receive special advising
(2) enroll for no more than 13 units (crs.) per 14-week term
(3) begin their General Education English requirements
(4) begin their General Education mathematics requirements
(5) enroll in Comprehensive Study Skills and, if needed, Developmental Reading.

Assistance Program students are required to complete their academic units (crs.) in accordance with the academic and progress standards of the University. Upon completion of two terms in the program, a student's progress will be evaluated by the academic review committee of the college in which the student is enrolled.

Participants in the Assistance Program are not on probation. Rather, they are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to perform college-level work and are provided supportive services in the basic skill areas of mathematics, reading, and composition. Intensive academic, career, and personal counseling is available to each participant.

The University is proud of this program and its commitment to helping students realize their full potential.

4. Key Dates for Admission, Financial Aid, and Housing
Admission: Individuals are encouraged to apply beginning September 15, one year prior to their expected enrollment. Application during the fall term of the high school senior year is strongly suggested.

Financial Aid: January 1 - Prospective students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 to be given earliest consideration in the awarding of financial aid. The application may be accessed and submitted electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The paper application form is also available from high school guidance offices. All applications, regardless of when submitted, will be considered as long as funds are available. However, the priority application deadline is March 15.

Housing: June 15- All students who have not earned a minimum of 60 units (junior status) are required to live in university housing. Housing information will be sent to each student following admission to the University. Campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and is guaranteed for all students. The housing deposit is refundable with a written request through June 15 for those students who choose to cancel.

B. Admission of Reentry Students
(Reentry after interrupting studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)

1. Reentry Students
a. Students who have attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the past but who have not been in attendance for a least one term must apply for reentry.

b. Students who were suspended from the University may seek reentry after a minimum of one term of suspension has elapsed. Suspended students must submit a reentry application and also respond to a questionnaire providing evidence that problems that contributed to their poor academic performance in the past have been resolved. An Academic Standing Review Committee from the college that issued the original suspension will review the application and supporting materials and make a final decision on the appeal to reenter.

NOTE: Students who have attended classes at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, but most recently have attended another institution, must apply as transfer students through the Admissions Office, Dempsey Hall 135, 920-424-0202.

2. Steps for Reentry Admission
a. Submit a reentry application and, if due to suspension, a required reentry questionnaire. Materials are available from the Admissions Office, Dempsey Hall 135.

b. Upon admission to the University, a $100 enrollment deposit must be submitted in order to be assigned a class registration date. This $100 fee is applied toward the tuition fees, and is refundable via written request through July 1 for the fall term and through December 1 for the spring term.

c. On the assigned registration date, students will confer with an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center and register for course work in the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey Hall 130. Registration typically begins in late February for the summer term, in mid-March for the fall term, and in mid-October for the spring term.

C. Admission of Transfer Students
(from another college or university or post-secondary institution)

1. Admission Requirements
Prospective transfer students in good academic standing and with an earned grade point average of 2.0 or above at another accredited institution are invited to apply for admission. (Criteria listed is for fall 2003. It is subject to change for any subsequent term.)

2. Steps for Transfer Admission
a. Complete an application for admission available on-line at apply.wisconsin.edu or from admissions offices at all the University of Wisconsin System institutions and forward it to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Admissions Office. A $35 application fee is required for students transferring from schools not in the University of Wisconsin System.

b. Forward an official high school transcript (only for students who have not earned at least 30 units (crs.) at another accredited college or university).

c. Forward official transcripts from each college, university or post-secondary institution attended.

d. Upon admission to the University, submit a $100 enrollment deposit to be assigned a class registration date. This $100 fee is applied toward the tuition fees, and is refundable via written request through July 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the spring term.

e. On the assigned registration date, students will confer with an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center and register for course work in the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey Hall 130. Registration typically begins in late February for the summer term, in mid-March for the fall term, and in mid-October for the spring term.

3. Procedures for Transfer of Units (crs.)
Units (crs.) earned at other accredited colleges and universities are evaluated on the basis of transcripts submitted as part of admissions credentials. Course equivalencies are posted to the student's permanent academic record. Keep in mind that POSTED COURSES MAY NOT MEET SPECIFIC MAJOR AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. The professional college or department housing the intended major determines how courses accepted in transfer apply to degree and program requirements. Students may wish to determine, prior to transferring, how courses taken at a University of Wisconsin System two-year or four-year university will transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. That information is readily accessible via the Internet through the University of Wisconsin System Transfer Information System site, www.uwsa.edu/tis.

Grades for courses transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh are also transferred and will be used in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average.

Students who have completed an associate degree at a University of Wisconsin two-year college may transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and receive credit for having met the General Education requirements. A maximum of 72 units (crs.) may be transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from any accredited two-year college.

Students who enroll in a Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institution after January 1990 may be eligible to receive up to 15 units (crs.). Two additional courses in mathematics and/or natural science may also be transferable when completed at a WTCS institution after January 1, 1995.

Upon being admitted, transfer students receive a credit evaluation that indicates how transferred courses equate to courses at UW Oshkosh. Admitted students will also receive information showing how their courses apply toward particular program and degree requirements. (This degree audit is a separate document that is received during the academic advisement and registration session.)

Review this information very carefully. If you believe there has been an error in the units (crs.) granted you in transfer, or if you think a transfer course should count toward a particular requirement and it isn’t reflected on the degree audit, immediately contact the transfer student coordinator in the admissions office.

Students have the right to appeal credit evaluations. Contact the academic advisor in the college you are seeking your degree from and the transfer coordinator in the Admissions Office to discuss the appeal process.

Units (crs.) earned at non-accredited institutions are not eligible for transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. However, a student may receive credit by examination (CLEP). Information about CLEP may be obtained from the Testing Center in Polk 3, 920- 424-1401.

4. UWS/WTCS Uniform Policy Statement on Unit (cr.) Transfer
Students enrolled in the WTCS who wish to continue their education in the University of Wisconsin System may be eligible to transfer units (crs.) toward their bachelor’s degree in the following ways:

a. Students enrolled in the college parallel program at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, or Nicolet Area Technical College may be eligible to transfer up to 72 units (crs.) toward their baccalaureate degree.

b. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 units (crs.) of General Education course work from the approved list. Two additional courses in mathematics and/or natural science may also be transferable when completed at a WTCS institution after January 1, 1995. Consult the Transfer Information System (TIS) website at www.uwsa.edu/tis for current information regarding these transfers.

c. Students transferring from the WTCS may be eligible for credit by earning appropriate scores on national standardized examinations; e.g., College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or examinations developed by the System transfer institution.

d. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh generally will not grant unit (cr.) for technical college courses taken before January 1990. Students may request exceptions through the appropriate coordinator of academic advisement.

5. Key Dates for Application and Admission
All applications for admission must be complete, including transcripts from all institutions attended as soon as possible but no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of a term. (Admission is granted on a space-available basis.)

D. Admission of Non-Degree Seeking Students

1. Special Students
An undergraduate Special Student is a student who wishes to enroll in undergraduate course work but is not seeking a baccalaureate degree at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Special Students include the following categories:

a. Persons who have earned a baccalaureate degree but are not seeking a second degree or certification.

b. Persons who have graduated from high school but are not seeking a degree.

c. High school students who are participants in the Cooperative Academic Placement Program (CAPP).

d. High school students who are involved in the Youth Options Program (YOP).

e. Other high school students who have permission from their school district and meet minimum admission requirements.

2. Steps for Admission
Special Student applications are available on-line at http://www.apply.wisconsin.edu or from the Admissions office, Dempsey 135, by calling 920-424-0202.

Persons who are eligible to enroll as new undergraduate Special Students may routinely do so after the registration process for continuing students has been completed, usually January for the spring term, in March for the summer term, and August for the fall term. Contact the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey 130, phone 920-424-3454 for specific dates.

II. DEGREES AND AREAS OF STUDY

The following degrees, majors (with emphases) and minors are offered at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh:

A. Associate of Arts and Science Degree
The Associate of Arts and Science Degree is awarded in recognition of successful completion of the following requirements:

1. A minimum of 60 units (crs.)
a. At least 30 of the 60 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

b. At least 15 of the last 30 term units (crs.) must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

2. 2.00 cumulative grade point average

3. Specific course work as indicated below:
a. 6 units (crs.) of English Composition to include English 101, or English 110, or English 111 and English 302, English 307, English 309, English 310, English 316, English 318, or English 321

b. 3 units (crs.) of Mathematics to include Mathematics 102, Mathematics 103, Mathematics 107, or Mathematics 211 or exemption from mathematics by testing out.

c. 3 units (crs.) of Communications: Communication 111

4. Course work selected from the approved General
Education course list to include:

a. 2 units (crs.) of Physical Education activity: Physical Education and Health Promotion 105
b. 3 units (crs.) of Non-Western Culture
c. 9-17 units (crs.) of Humanities and Fine Arts

1) course work must include study of primary texts selected from approved humanities literature* courses offered by the English department
2) course work must be from two of the following areas in addition to the literature area: a) art, drama, music; b) foreign languages; c) literature*; d) philosophy, religious studies
3) a maximum of 6 units (crs.) from the art, drama, music area to include only appreciation/history of fine arts courses; performance and skill courses do not apply

*satisfies Literature area

d. 9-15 units (crs.) of Social Sciences

1) course work must include a history course selected from the approved general education social science selections offered by the history *department
2) course work must be selected from three of the nine following areas: a) anthropology; b) economics; c) geography (except physical geography); d) history*; e) international studies, interdisciplinary courses; f) political science; g) psychology; h) sociology; I) urban and regional studies.

*satisfies History area

5. Course work in Natural Science and Mathematics (Educational Foundations 16 units (crs.)) to be selected from the approved lists for the Bachelor of Science degree.
a. course work must include a two-course (8 units (crs.)) laboratory science sequence as defined in the Bulletin.
b. additional units (crs.) must be selected from laboratory or non-laboratory science courses in a discipline different from the two-course sequence discipline and/or from mathematics/statistics/ computer science/logic courses defined in additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

6. Course work in Ethnic Studies 3 units (crs.) Students are required to complete 3 units (crs.) from the approved list in the study of histories, cultures, and experiences of racial, ethnic of cultural groups in the United States.

B. Bachelor’s Degree
The Bachelor’s Degree is awarded in recognition of successful completion of a minimum of 120 units (crs.) of undergraduate university work and ordinarily is completed in four years. The following degrees are awarded:

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)
Bachelor of Music (BM)
Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)


The following major and minor areas of study are available in conjunction with the various Bachelor’s Degrees.

C. Majors (and Emphases) Degree
Anthropology BA/BS
Athletic Training BS
Art (Also see Fine Arts)
(Studio Art)
BA/BS
Art Education BFA

Biology

  • (Cell/Molecular)
  • (Ecology and Organismal)
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
BA/BS/BSE
Business Administration, College of

Accounting

BBA
Economics BBA
Finance BBA
Human Resources Management BBA
Management Information Systems BBA
Marketing BBA

Operations Management

  • (Corporate Finance Emphasis)
  • (Cost Management)
  • (End-user Computing Emphasis)
  • (Entrepreneurship Emphasis)
  • (International Management Emphasis)
  • (Investments Emphasis)
  • (Financial Services Emphasis)
  • (Legal Studies in Business)
  • (Production/Operations Management)
  • (Tax Planning)
BBA
Chemistry BS/BSE
  • (Professional)
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
 
Communication BA/BS/BSE
  • (General Speech)
  • (Speech Communication)
  • (Speech Communication Education)
 
Computer Science BA/BS
  • (Computer Information System)
  • (Computer Science)
  • (Software Engineering)
 
Criminal Justice BA/BS
Economics BA/BS
  • (General)
  • (International)
  • (Quantitative)
 
Elementary Education BSE
English BA/BS/BSE
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
 
English as a Second Language (ESL) BSE
Environmental Studies BA/BS
(Applied)
(Environmental, Community and Culture)
 
Fine Arts BFA
  • (Applied Design)
  • (Ceramics)
  • (Drawing)
  • (Fibers)
  • (Graphic Communications)
  • (Metals)
  • (Painting)
  • (Photography)
  • (Printmaking)
  • (Sculpture)
 
French BA/BS/BSE
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
 
Geography and Urban Planning BA/BS/BSE
  • (Global Insights)
  • (Geographic Information Systems)
  • (Environmental Analysis and Management)
  • (Secondary Education Geography)
 
Geology BA/BS/BSE
  • (Professional-Geology)
  • (Hydrogeology)
  • (Earth Science-Secondary Education)
  • (Liberal Arts)
 
German BA/BS/BSE
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
 
History BA/BS/BSE
Human Services BS
Individually Planned BA/BS
International Studies BA/BS
  • (General International Studies)
  • (International Business)
 
Journalism BA/BS
  • (Advertising-Public Relations)
  • (News-Editorial)
 
Liberal Studies BLS
  • (Organizational Administration)
 
Mathematics BA/BS/BSE
  • (Applied)
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
  • (Statistics)
 
Medical Technology BS
Microbiology BA/BS
Music BA/BM/BS
  • (Instrumental Performance)
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Music-Business\(Recording Technology)
  • (Music Business)
  • (Piano Performance)
  • (Recording Technology)
  • (Vocal Performance)
 
Music Education BME
  • (Choral)
  • (General Music)
  • (Instrumental)
 
Music Therapy BM
Natural Science-Secondary Education BSE
Nursing BSN
  • (Accelerated Nursing Degree)
  • (Basic Undergraduate)
  • (Nursing Degree Completion Emphasis)
 
Philosophy BA/BS
Physical Education BS/BSE
  • (Fitness Management and Health)
  • (Physical Education K-12)
 
Physics BS/BSE
  • (Computing and Instrumentation)
  • (Professional)
  • (Secondary Education)
 
Political Science BA/BS
Psychology BA/BS
  • (Liberal Arts)
 
Radio-Television-Film BA/BS
Religious Studies BA/BS
Social Science-Secondary Education BSE
Social Work BSW
Sociology BA/BS
Spanish BA/BS/BSE
  • (Liberal Arts)
  • (Secondary Education)
 
Special Education BSE
Theatre BA/BS
  • (Acting)
  • (Design)
  • (Integrated)
 
Urban and Regional Studies BA/BS
  • (Urban Economic Development)
  • (Urban Planning)

D. Minors

African American Studies
Anthropology
Art
(Studio)
Bilingual Education-Hmong
Bilingual Education-Spanish
Biology
Business Administration
Canada-U.S. Studies
Chemistry
Coaching
Communication
(Drama Education)
(Elementary Education)
(Organizational Communication)
(Speech Communication)
(Speech Communication Education)
(Theatre)
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth Science-Secondary Education
Economics
English
(Creative Writing)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
(Linguistics)
(Literature)
(Rhetoric)
English as a Second Language
Environmental Studies
French
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Geography
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Geology
German
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Global Business (Business Majors Only)
Health Education
History
International Studies
(African Studies)
(Asian Studies)
(European Studies)
(Latin American Studies)
Japanese
Journalism
Language Arts
(Elementary Education)
Legal Studies (emphasis only)
Library Science
(Elementary/Secondary Education)
Mathematics
(Elementary and Junior High)
(Letters and Science/Business)
(Operations Research)
(Secondary Education)
(Statistics)
Microbiology
Military Science
Music
Operations Research
Philosophy
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Physics
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary)
Political Science
Psychology
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Public Administration
Radio/Television/Film
Religious Studies
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Science
(Elementary Education)
Social Justice
Social Science
(Elementary Education)
Sociology
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Spanish
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Strength and Conditioning
Theatre Education
Urban and Regional Studies
Wellness Promotion
Women's Studies

E. Master's Degree
The Master's Degree is awarded in recognition of successful completion of approximately 30-48 units (crs.) of graduate university work by persons who have completed a Bachelor's Degree. With full-time registration, the degree is ordinarily completed in 2-3 years. The following degrees are awarded:

Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Education (MSE)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Master of Social Work (MSW)

The following are areas of academic study that award Master's Degrees.

 

ACADEMIC AREA DEGREE
Biology/Microbiology - MS
Business Administration - MBA
Counselor Education - MSE
Curriculum and Instruction - MSE
Educational Leadership - MS
English - MA
Information Systems - MS
Mathematics Education - MS
Nursing - MSN
Physics - MS
Psychology - MS
Public Administration - MPA
Reading - MSE
Social Work - MSW
Special Education - MSE

Refer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin for comprehensive information on all graduate programs.

Final Term Seniors
A final term senior at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh or another accredited college or university may be permitted to register for graduate course work during the term in which the baccalaureate degree will be awarded. Final term seniors must submit a statement from their undergraduate advisor certifying the requirements needed to complete the baccalaureate program. The student should have no more than nine units (crs.) of undergraduate work remaining in a semester nor more than three units (crs.) of undergraduate work remaining in a summer session. To be eligible to register as a final term senior, the student must meet degree requirement. Final term seniors are limited to a total undergraduate and graduate load of 12 units (crs.) in a semester or six units (crs.) in a summer session. Graduate unit (cr.) earned in this status may not apply to baccalaureate requirements.

Category Minimum University Requirements Bachelor of Science
(Letters
&
Science)
Bachelor of Arts (Letters & Science) Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Fine Arts / Music Bachelor of Business Admin Bachelor of Science Education/B.S. Human Services

Bachelor of Science Nursing

 

 *English
Composition
(EN)
Theme-Based Inquiry Seminar (TBIS)

 

 

 

 

 

Any department/program
course numbered 188, or 38-101, 110, 111

 

 

 

 

 

 Minimum

(may vary
according to major)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Minimum

(may vary
according
to major)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Minimum

(may vary
according to major)

 

 

 

 

 

38-188 or
38-101 or
110

 

 

 

 

 


 Human Services:
Minimum
Education:
may select
according to
licensure level

 

 

 

 

 Minimum
(minimum C grade)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *Advanced
Composition
*Cumulative
2.0 or better
required in
composition

 

 38-202, 302, 307, 309, 310, 316, 317,
318, or 321

 

 

 Minimum

(may vary
according
to major)

 

 

 Minimum

(may vary
according
to major)

 

 Minimum

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 38-309 or 310

 

 

 Human Services:
Minimum
Education:
may select
according to
licensure level

 38-316 or
any from approved minimum list

 

 Mathematics
(MA)
Problem-based Inquiry
Seminar (PBIS)

 

 

 

 

 67-102, 107, 187 or
completion of approved higher level math

 

 

 

 

 

1. 108, (104 & 106)
2. One course from 67-171, 175, 201, 206, 301;
36-210; 86-203; 92-281; 34-141; 142, 221; 76-202

 

 

 

 

 Minimum

(may vary
according
to major)

 

 

 

 

 

 67-107, 201, 86-203, or 92-281

 

 

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 67-204 and
67-206

 

 

 

 

 

 Human Services:
Minimum
Secondary Ed.:
Minimum or based on major
Elementary Ed.:
67-110, 211 & 217;
Special Ed.:
67-110, & 211

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 Physical Ed.
(PE)


 

 77-105


 

 Minimum

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

 

 Minimum

 

 

Non-Western Culture
(NW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 credits of one of the following:

Anthropology:
21-122,, 232, 318, 322, 326, 330, 338, 360;

Art: 22-317;

Economics: 36-319

English: 38-220, 238, 239, 240, 367;

Geography:
50-102, 104, 319, 338, 347, 353;

History: 57-344, 370, 371, 375, 376, 377, 378, 381, 382;

International Studies: 59-150, 308, 309, 312;

Philosophy: 76-211,
221, 223;

Political Science:
84-311; 336, 379;

Religious Studies:
87-102, 202, 203, 221, 222, 240, 265, 303, 335, 337;

Women's Studies:
98-265

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication
(Speech)
See Degree 96-111 or 112 96-111 or 112 96-111 or 112 none 96-111 or
112
96-111 or 112
C grade for Ed.
96-111 or 112
Humanities
(HU)

9 credits from two areas;* choose from the following list only:

Literature: 38-210, 211, 213, 214, 219, 221, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231, 247, Interdisciplinary-American Studies 94-245

Philosophy or Religious Studies:
76-101, 105, 106, 109, 110, 207, 215, 225;
87-101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 204, 210, 262, 275

Fine Arts:
Art-
22-101, 105, 109, 110, 115, 228;

Music-73-102, 216, 218, 219, 221;

Communication-
96-101, 161, 162

Foreign Language:
-110, 111, 203, 204, 207, 208, 248

These courses can be used with any of the following prefixes:

French-(41);
German-(43);
Japanese-(44) also may take 210, 211
Russian-(48);
Spanish-(49)

Interdisciplinary/
Women's Studies

37-262, 94-104, 175, 198, 199, 200, 283, 298, 98-224

*Courses in this area do no apply to the two area requirement

12 credits, at
least one course from three of the areas shown in bold at left (except interdisciplinary);
plus *3 credits from any humanities area; may also double count a non-western course if it has a prefix of 22, 38, 48, 76, or
87

(For example
87-102 can double count for this category and for the non-western culture requirement).


*Note: Last course will NOT satisfy one of the required 3 areas.

Same as B.S. except that Foreign Language may not be used as one of the three areas.

You must take one course from each of the 3 areas (except interdisciplinary); in addition to the Foreign Language.

Note: Students earning a B.A. must complete an approved competency (see your academic advisor).

Minimum
Requirement list, but must include either
76-105, 106, 109 or 110
Minimum


Minimum

(literature is recommended)

Human
Services:
Minimum Education:
All courses must be from Minimum Requirement list:

Elementary, Special and Dual: 22-101; 22-228;

Literature: Minimum

One of the following:
Music, Philosophy or Religious Studies, or Communications- 96-161, Foreign Language from Minimum Requirement list

Secondary: Literature; Philosophy-
76-105 or 109; and one of the following; Art or Music or 96-161

Minimum
Natural (Laboratory Science)
(NS)

Effective Fall 2003
(students entering prior to Fall 2003 should refer to their STAR and see their academic advisor)

Minimum University Requirement

Any two Lab Science courses (8 credits) from the following departments: Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics/Astronomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four courses are required:

Two must be laboratory science courses from one of the following departments: Biology/Microbiology,
Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Physics/
Astronomy. The first course must be the prerequisite for the second.

The third course must be a laboratory science course from a department other than the one offering the two courses above.

The fourth course must be either:
a)a course for which the third course is a prerequisite, or

b) a laboratory science course from a third department, or

c) a course from those listed under the B.S. Math Requirement-#2 above. This course must be in a different department/program than the one taken to fulfill the math requirement.

Minimum

(may vary according to major)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26-104, 105 or 108 and an additional four credit lab science course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services:
Minimum

Education:
Elementary, Dual and Special:
26-104, and one 4 or 5 credit natural science course from 32-, 50-, 51-, 80-, or 82

Secondary:
Biology (26-104 for all science and most social science majors and minors) and one 4 or 5 credit non-biology natural science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32-101 & 102;
26-105 or 108; 211, 212, and 233

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social
Science

(SS)
Effective Fall 2003
(students entering prior to Fall 2003 should refer to their STAR and see their academic advisor)

Minimum University Requirement: (9 credits); Coursework must come from at least two of the following departments/programs:

Anthropology (any course)
Criminal Justice (any course)
Economics (any course)
Environmental Studies (any course except ENV STDS 260, 262 and 343)
Geography (any course except Geog 121, 122, 304, 335, 342, 352, and 363)
History (any course)
Interdisciplinary Studies only 102, 132, 246
International Studies (any course)
Political Science (any course)
Psychology (any course except PSYCH 203, 310, 341, 367, 371, 383, 384 and 455
Social Work (any course)
Sociology (any course except SOC 280 and 281)
Urban and Regional Studies (any course)
Women's Studies (any course except WOM STDS 224, 324, 332, 345, 371 and 391

12 credits required:

1. Must take 3 credits from history

2. 9 additional credits from the minimum university requirement list with coursework coming from at least two departments/programs.

Note: A social Science course taken to satisfy Non-Western Culture or Ethnic Studies requirement can also be counted toward the Social Science requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same as B.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36-106, 206, or 208

57-202 or 203

84-105, 106, 107 or 175
86-101 or 104
92-101 or 103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36-206 and two courses from two departments/programs
other than economics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services:
Minimum

Education:
84-175 and
57-102, 201 or 202 and one course from the following departments on the general ed. list: 21-, 36-, 92-, 86-
(Secondary ed. may also take a course from 50- from the social science list).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86-101;
additional courses from two areas other than psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnic Studies
(ES)

3 credits required from the following list:

Anthropology: 21-123, 312;

Business: 28-295;

Communication:
96-318, 347;

Economics: 36-307;

English: 38-219, 220, 221, 319, 331, 361, 370, 371;

Geography: 50-316;

History: 57-358, 385;

Music: 73-215, 218;

Nursing: 74-340;

Philosophy: 76-205;

Political Science:
84-304;

Psychology: 86-271;

Religious Studies:

87-101, 104, 105, 265, 285;

Sociology: 92-359

Social Work: 93-167

Women's Studies: 98-265, 347, 350, 371

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93-167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services:
Minimum

Education:
Met through completion of D.P.I. Human Relations Requirement (see advisor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

74-340 for 2 credits may be used to meet the full requirement if a student graduates with a BSN degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Summary of Degree Requirements Common to All Colleges

1. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of at least 120 earned term units (crs.) (passing grades of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, or P or their equivalents). Units (crs.) 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 units (crs.) of the 120 unit (cr.) total must be earned in General Education coursework.

3. At least 30 units (crs.) of the 120 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

4. At least 15 of the last 30 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

5. A minimum of 35 of the 120 term units (crs.) must be earned in upper level courses (those earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh numbered 300 and above or units (crs.) 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 units (crs.) attempted at all institutions;

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. Within this 6-year time frame, students may choose a more recent Bulletin published for degree, major, minor or general education requirements.

Exceptions to this policy include:

D. 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.

1. Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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.

2. Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS)

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.

E. Specific College and Program

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
The University offers ten baccalaureate degrees; all degrees require a minimum of 120 units (crs.) 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 units (crs.) of upper level course work. Also, at least 96 units (crs.) must be in Letters and Science course work. No more than 24 of the 120 units (crs.) required for graduation may be taken from professional college courses. Courses classified as "professional" for this purpose are: All nursing courses (Nursing); all education courses (Services Courses through Human Services and Counselor Education), departmental courses for teaching methods, physical education activity courses beyond 4 units (crs.), physical education majors' courses for teachers; all business courses (Business Administration) except Business Administration 131; mathematics courses for teaching arithmetic, Physics/Astronomy 201 (Statics) and Physics/Astronomy 202 (Dynamics); and courses in surveying, engineering drawing (Practical Arts).

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 units (crs.) 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, and major fieldwork.

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

F. Second Bachelor's Degree

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

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:

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 Office, Dempsey 130.

IV. COURSES, GRADES AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS

A. Interpreting Course Numbers

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses are designated by a subject code, which identifies the department or program offering the course, and a three-digit course catalog number. Some 300- and 400- level courses also provide graduate level unit (cr.). In these cases, two course numbers will appear; e.g., International Studies 302/502. Students enrolled in such courses for graduate unit (cr.) must meet requirements beyond those for undergraduate unit (cr.).
The subject codes are assigned to the various departments or programs according to the following key.

 

Dept. Subject STAR
Codes
ANTHRO Anthropology 21
ART Art 22
BIOLOGY
Biology and Microbiology 26
BUSINESS Business Administration 28
CHEM Chemistry 32
CNSLR ED Counselor Education 29
COMM Communication 96
COMP SCI Computer Science 34
CRIM JUS Criminal Justice 35
ECON Economics 36
ED FOUND Educational Foundations 12
ED LDRSP Educational Leadership 17
ELEM ED Elementary Education 13
ENGLISH English 38
ENV STDS Environmental Studies 37
FRENCH French 41
GEOG Geography 50
GEOLOGY Geology 51
GERMAN German 43
HISTORY History 57
HLTH ED Health Education 55
HUMAN SV Human Services 18
INTRDSCP Interdisciplinary Studies 94
INTRNT’L International Studies 59
JAPANESE Japanese 44
JOURNAL Journalism 61
LIB STDS Bachelor of Liberal Studies 31
MATH Mathematics 67
MED TECH Medical Technology 68
MIL SCI Military Science 70
MPA Master of Public Affairs 83
MUSIC Music 73
NURS-CNP Nursing 71
NURSING Nursing 74
PHIL Philosophy 76
PHY/AST Physics/Astronomy 82
PHYS ED Physical Education and Health Promotion 77
PHYS SCI Physical Science 80
POL SCI Political Science 84
PRAC ARTS Practical Arts 85
PRTGUESE Portuguese 47
PSYCH Psychology 86
PUB ADM Public Affairs 81
READING Reading Education 15
RELSTDS Religious Studies 87
RUSSIAN Russian 48
SOC Sociology 92
SEC ED Secondary Education 14
SOC WORK Social Work 93
SPANISH Spanish 49
SPEC ED Special Education 16
SRVC CRS Service Courses in Education 11
URB/REG Urban and Regional Studies 99
WOM STDS Women’s Studies 98

Course descriptions are found in each department's section. The course title is followed by one or two sets of numbers. The numbers in parentheses (when these appear) indicate the division of time between lecture and laboratory. The first number indicates the number of lecture or problem hours (discussion group), and the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours. The number outside the parentheses indicates the number of units (crs.) the course carries; for example, in a science course listed (3+4) 5 cr., the numbers in parentheses indicate 3 lecture hours and 4 laboratory hours. The 5 cr. indicates course units (crs.). If there is no breakdown listed, assume the course is lecture only.

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

 

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

B. Prerequisites

A number of courses have class level, college or specified course(s) as a pre-registration requirement. These prerequisites are determined by each appropriate department or college based on educational or curricular reasons. Students desiring an exemption from a course prerequisite should discuss their interests with the professor of the course in question.

C. Grade Policies

1. Grade point averages are calculated by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of units (crs.) attempted. Point values are related to the various letter grades as follows:

Letter Grade Grade Points per Unit (cr.)
A 4.00
AB 3.50
B 3.0
BC 2.50
C 2.00
CD 1.50
D 1.00
F (Failure) 0.00

2. Students transferring to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus from a college or university, which has a different grading system, may calculate the grade points transferred according to the following table:

A 4.00
A- 3.67
AB 3.50
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
BC 2.50
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
CD 1.50
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F (Failure) 0.00

 

A 4.00
A- 3.67
AB 3.50
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
BC 2.50
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
CD 1.50
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F (Failure) 0.00

Grades for courses transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be used in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average.

3. The transfer student's Student Academic Report (STAR) will display:

a. Transfer institution(s)-course numbers and titles as transferred, units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grades, grade points, grade point average;

b. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh course numbers and titles, units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grades, grade points, grade point average;

c. All institutions-units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grade points, and grade point average.

4. The Official Transcript of the transfer student will display: a. Transfer institution(s)-course numbers and titles as transferred, units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grades, grade points, and grade point average;

b. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh course numbers and titles, units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grades, grade points and term grade point averages;

c. All institutions-units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grade points, and grade point average.

5. Several other grade designations are assigned in special circumstances. They may include the following:

a. Pass/Fail
Some University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses are offered on a Pass/Fail basis. Units (crs.) in these courses are included as part of the term unit (cr.) load. Pass units (crs.) are recorded as units (crs.) earned but units (crs.) passed are not considered as units (crs.) attempted in computing the term and cumulative grade point averages. Grades of Failure (F) in a Pass/Fail course are considered as units (crs.) attempted in computing the term and cumulative grade point averages.

b. Incomplete (I)
The designation of Incomplete is assigned when a student is unable to complete the course work because of illness, injury, or other extenuating circumstances. "I" designations may also be assigned to students in project-centered courses in which instruction is highly individualized or in individually paced courses in which the material is extensively organized and students can progress at rates determined by their abilities. In the latter case, an "I" may be assigned only if at least two-thirds of the course objectives have been accomplished within the grading period, and the student has maintained a consistent rate of progress in the course.
The student and instructor will make written arrangements allowing the Incomplete to be removed within the next 17-week term. These arrangements must be described in full on a "Work Incomplete" form to be filed with the appropriate department chairperson before the official grade list is completed.

Courses for which an Incomplete has been assigned are included as part of the term unit (cr.) load. Incomplete designations are not included in grade point computations.

NOTE: A student may not graduate from the University if an Incomplete appears on the student's transcript. In order to qualify for graduation, all incomplete grades must be recorded as a final letter grade before the official end of the term in which the student wishes to graduate. The student may request that an Incomplete be converted to an F grade in order to be allowed to graduate. AFTER GRADUATION, NO GRADE CHANGE IS ALLOWED.

Incomplete designations that have not been changed to appropriate course letter grades through instructor action by the last day of the following 17-week term are automatically assigned an "F". The Registrar's Office will alert both the student and the department chairperson to these impending grade assignments at least two weeks before they are made. Extensions of time must be arranged through the appropriate Department Chairperson or equivalent.

c. Not Reported (NR)
Not Reported (NR) is assigned when an instructor has not filed an official grade by the time student grades are posted by the Registrar’s office. NR is changed to the appropriate grade as soon as the instructor submits the grade.

d. Audit (AU)
Students may wish to audit a course in order to learn more about a subject, which is of personal interest, and/or to prepare for future courses, which they may wish to take or be required. The signature of the instructor is required in order to register for a course for audit.

If a course is audited, the students will receive a designation of AU on their grade report and transcript. An audit is not a grade and is not calculated in a grade point average; it carries no degree unit (cr.).

Students who audit courses are expected to attend class regularly but need not take examinations or do other course work which would require evaluation by the instructor. The instructor may withdraw the student for non-attendance. Students may change the status of a course from audit to unit (cr.) during the first 20 class days of a 17- or 14- week term; during the first 10 days of 10-, 8- or 7-week term, or during the first 3 days of a 4- or 3-week term. The signature of the instructor is required to change registration of a course from audit to unit (cr.).

Students changing from unit (cr.) to audit after the first week of a term will be charged the full per unit (cr.) fee for the course.

D. Repeated Courses

Students may repeat courses to improve their grade on a space available basis. Such students may not enroll sooner than 30 days prior to the first day of classes. They should check with their advisors to find out if their major has additional regulations on course repeats. Each course may be repeated only once. Students may appeal that restriction through the Coordinator of Academic Advisement of the College in which they are enrolled.

The most recent grade awarded will be used in the computation of grade point averages. If a student repeats a course and earns a lower grade, the lower grade will be used in the computation of grade point averages. Units (crs.) earned for a course repeated on another campus will transfer to this university and will be used in the computation of the student's grade point average; the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh course it is repeating is not used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. Undergraduate courses repeated after graduation will not change the undergraduate cumulative grade point average.

E. Class Standing

A student's class standing is determined by successful completion of units (crs.).

Units(crs.)
Earned

Class Standing
90+ Senior
60-89 Junior
30-59 Sophomore
0-29 Freshman

F. Requirements of Colleges, Departments or Professional Programs

Each college, department, or professional program may establish its own grade point average requirements for admission, retention or graduation and/or licensure, but computation of grade point average will be based upon all units (crs.) attempted in all applicable courses.

G. Honors

1. Graduation Honors
a. All units (crs.) attempted at all institutions are used to determine a student's grade point average and whether graduation is cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.

b. Students whose grade point average qualifies them for graduation with honors the term before they graduate will be recognized at the Commencement Ceremony. Honors designation on transcripts will be based upon the student's completed academic record.

c. Cumulative grade point requirements for graduation honors:
1) Cum Laude: 3.5 grade point average
2) Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 grade point average
3) Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 grade point average

2. Term Honor Roll
Every student who has completed a program of at least 12 unit (cr.) hours (not including P/F courses) during that term and has received a term grade point average of 3.30 or better, with no individual course grade below "C" and no grades of ”I” incomplete, is placed on the University Honor Roll.

3. Dean's List
A term grade point average of 3.75 or better computed on at least 12 term unit (cr.) hours (not including P/F courses) with no individual term course grade below a "C" and no grade of “I” incomplete, is required for inclusion on the Dean's List.

H. Graduation From the University

Students planning to graduate from the University should obtain information regarding the Application for Graduation from the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey 232 or on-line at www.osh.edu/enroll/registration/home.html The completed application must be filed with the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey 130, before the end of the term preceding the term in which the student plans to graduate.

A graduation check will be completed in the Registrar’s Office and mailed to the student. Students whose records are incomplete (e.g., course incomplete, official transcripts for transfer courses not on file, grades not recorded) or who fail to meet degree requirements may be considered for graduation in a subsequent term. These students will need to file another Application for Graduation. However, payment of another graduation fee is not required.

A student may not graduate from the University if an incomplete grade appears on the student's transcript. In order to qualify for graduation, all Incompletes must be recorded as a final letter grade before the official end of the term the student wishes to graduate. The student may request that an Incomplete be converted to a grade of F in order to be allowed to graduate. After graduation, no grade changes are allowed.

Commencement ceremonies are held in December and May at the end of each 14-week term. Students whose graduation date is at the end of the summer term have the option of participating in the graduation ceremony of either the spring or fall commencement nearest their graduation date. A student's official graduation date will be the final day of classes of 17-week fall or spring or 8-week summer term in which he or she completes the graduation requirements. All requirements for graduation must be completed by the final day of the term in which the student wishes to graduate.

Students may apply for and be granted their degrees at the end of a term without having been registered for course work during that term.

I. Good Standing Requirements

Students are expected to meet requirements to remain in good academic standing. Requirements involve both academic and unit (cr.) completion standards. All students enrolled for 6 or more units (crs.) are reviewed each term following completion of the 14-week term.

Cumulative grade point averages for determination of academic standing are calculated on the basis of all units (crs.) attempted at all institutions.

a. Academic standards
1) Maintain 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
2) Earn a minimum of 1.0 term grade point average.

b. Unit (cr.) completion standards
1) Earn a minimum of 9 units (crs.) per term if a full-time student (enrolled for 12 or more units (crs.)).
2) Earn a minimum of 5 units (crs.) per term if a part-time student (enrolled for 6-11 units (crs.)).
3) The unit (cr.) completion requirement must be met each term and is cumulative. Thus, a student who enrolls for 12 or more units (crs.) each term must complete the following:
after 1 term - at least 9 units (crs.)
after 2 terms - at least 18 units (crs.)
after 3 terms - at least 27 units (crs.)
after 4 terms - at least 36 units (crs.).
4) Interim courses taken in weeks 15-17 of the fall and spring semesters are counted in this requirement.
5) Courses taken during summer session contribute to the cumulative unit (cr.) totals but do not eliminate a prior term's failure to satisfy the unit (cr.) completion requirements.

J. Probation and Suspension Policies

Students are on probation following the 14-week term when they fail to satisfy the Good Standing Requirements. However, if by the end of the 17th week of a term, additional course work has been completed and/or a grade(s) has been changed which changes the student's academic record, the status will be reviewed and adjusted as appropriate. Academic probation status is determined through a review process of the college (Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Letters and Science, or Nursing) in which the student is enrolled. The Review Process includes the following:

a. On probation
A student whose record does not meet the requirements for good standing will be placed on probation in accordance with the particular requirements of the college in which he/she is enrolled.

b. Suspension
Suspension is a classification of probation resulting in the complete severance of the student from the university for at least one term and a summer session. Suspension will generally occur when:
1) A student fails to achieve Good Standing in three consecutive semesters; or
2) A student fails to achieve Good Standing in two consecutive semesters if he/she was admitted to the university as a transfer or reentry student who did not meet the Good Standing Requirements; or
3) student who, after having been academically suspended and allowed to continue or reenter the university, fails to achieve a cumulative grade point average that would qualify for Good Standing; or
4) A student who has a term grade point average below 1.00 (some colleges modify this grade point average for first term freshmen); or
5) A student who does not satisfy the conditions of a probation contract required by his/her previous academic action; or
6) A student has failed to meet satisfactory academic progress standards.

c. Suspension Appeals
University suspension may be appealed if the student believes there are circumstances that warrant an appeal. Normally, such circumstances would involve situations external to the student, which prevented the achievement of minimum academic standards. Students must document the situation with second party confirmation.

Students who are appealing need to file a Suspension Appeal. The Suspension Appeal and supporting documents (e.g. second party confirmation) must be submitted on or before the established appeal deadline to the appropriate college designee: Colleges of Business, Education and Human Services and Nursing = College Coordinator of Academic Advisement; College of Letters and Science = Student Academic Affairs Officer.
The suspension appeal decision of the College Dean or Dean's Designee is final.

d. Notification of probation/suspension status
Each student who has been placed on probation or suspension will be notified by letter from the appropriate Dean's Office. For students enrolled in interim this status is subject to change.

e. Reentry to the University after suspension
After a term and summer session of suspension, a student may request re-admission to the University by completing the REENTRY APPLICATION, which is available from the Admission Office, Dempsey 135. THE APPLICATION FOR REENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 15 FOR THE FALL TERM AND DECEMBER 15 FOR THE SPRING TERM. In order to be formally considered for reentry, a student must provide evidence that the problems leading to suspension have been resolved and that he/she is now prepared to be successful. Requests for reentry should only be made when one or more of the following have been accomplished:

1) UW Oshkosh "Incomplete" grades have been completed, resulting in an academic record, which meets the required grade point standards and the academic standards of the University.

2) Courses completed at another college or university (or through correspondence work), with acceptable grades and academic progress, are documented on an official transcript reentry application.

3) Progress has been made toward resolving personal concerns, which previously had hampered academic achievement. Written confirmation by the appropriate professional must be submitted with the reentry application (Example: Medical statement).
For additional information, contact the coordinator of the program you are reentering in the Academic Advisement Office, Dempsey 130, 920-424-3454.

V. COURSE AND ACADEMIC POLICIES

A. Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center (UARC)

The Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center (UARC) is located on the first floor of Dempsey Hall, the University’s centrally located administration building. The staff is available to serve students from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Hours are extended during peak periods as arranged in each term’s Timetables. Students are assigned an academic advisor when admitted to the University. Undergraduate students from the College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Services (Elementary Education, Human Services, and Special Education), the College of Letters and Science (Undeclared major), and the College of Nursing are assigned an advisor in the Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center. Students from the College of Education and Human Services (Secondary Education) and the College of Letters and Science (Declared major) are assigned an advisor from their major area of study. Graduate students are assigned an advisor from their appropriate program. Students admitted to the University through the Assistance Program (AP) are required to meet regularly with their academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center. After meeting with their advisor, they will register in person according to registration procedures. Assistance Program students must enroll in the appropriate basic knowledge and skills courses and any other courses that are needed for their academic enhancement. Maximum unit (cr.) loads are limited to 13 units (crs.) in the 14-week term and 3 units (crs.) in the 15-17 week term during their first two terms of attendance at the University.

The advisors in the Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center work with staff members from colleges and departments for the purpose of enabling students to be successful in meeting College and University requirements needed for graduation. Advisors responsibilities include: counseling new students regarding appropriate courses to take that are consistent with their high school record, ACT results, major/minor, and career objectives; counseling continuing students regarding appropriate courses, career objectives, personal goals, financial concerns, and appropriate referrals; and communication regarding overloads, late add/drops, late withdrawal from the University, course waivers/substitutions, curriculum modifications, General Education requirements, major/minor requirements, and graduation requirements.

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION
1. Registration Dates
New Freshmen Fall- May through August
New Transfer/Reentry Fall - February through August
Spring - October through January

2. Deposit Requirement
$100 for new freshmen, transfer, and reentry students. This deposit is applied toward the term fees and is refundable via written request through July 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring).

3. Timetables available on-line at the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Website at www.uwosh.edu
Fall - February
Summer - February
Spring - September

4. Additional Information
Dempsey Hall 130, 920-424-3454.

B. Course Attendance

While attendance and punctuality are under the control of each instructor, students are expected to be present for each scheduled class session. Instructors may drop students from their class who do not attend the first session of the semester.
Note: Primary responsibility of dropping a class resides with the student.

1. Students are directly responsible to each of their instructors for attendance in each scheduled class.
2. Instructors may initiate their own policies regarding attendance; if an instructor teaches more than one section of a course, the same policy should be used for all sections.
3. Instructors are expected to announce their attendance policy to each class, but it is the responsibility of the student to know the policies of each of his/her instructors.
4. If students must be absent to participate in a group activity sponsored by the University and approved by the Vice Chancellor, the group's faculty advisor or the instructor in charge should provide a signed excuse at the request of a participating student.
5. A college dean may recommend to the instructor that a student who incurs an absence for personal reasons be excused.
6. A University physician may, at his/her discretion, recommend to the instructor that a student who incurs an absence for health reasons be excused.
7. In all cases of absence, excused or otherwise, the student is responsible for completing missed work. The instructor is not required to do extra teaching unless so assigned.
8. Students may only attend courses/sections for which they are registered.

C. Maximum Student Unit (cr.) Loads

One unit (cr.) is generally equivalent to 14 class hours of instruction (lecture) work per term (laboratory, discussion, studio and physical activity experiences normally require more time per unit (cr.).)
Recognizing that precise definitions of student unit (cr.) load are difficult to realize in all cases, the following unit (cr.) load maximums have been established for undergraduates.

17-week term 21 units (crs.)
14-week term 18 units (crs.)
7-week term 9 units (crs.)
3-week term 3 units (crs.)
8-week term 9 units (crs.)
4-week term 6 units (crs.)

In extraordinary circumstances, students may file a written request to exceed these limits. Students should see an advisor in the Undergraduate Advisement Resource Center for application for permission to schedule an overload. Final decisions on overload requests are made by the respective college Coordinator of Advisement or Dean’s Designee.

Units (crs.) dropped after the first week may incur a cost. See Fee Table for clarification.

D. Changing a Student's Registration

ADDING A COURSE
If you add or drop courses during the 11-20th academic calendar day of the fall or spring term resulting in your having added or dropped 19 or more units (crs.) for the 17-week term, you will incur an additional tuition charge on a per unit (cr.) basis. A student may add courses as follows:

 

Course Length: Course adds are allowed to the end of class day (without instructor's signature): Course adds are allowed to the end of class day (with instructor;s signature):
14/17 weeks 5th day 20th day
7 weeks 5th day 10th day
3 weeks 2nd day 5th day
8/10 weeks 5th day 10th day
4 weeks 2nd day 5th day

 

A student wanting to add a course after the deadline (instructor signature required) must complete a REQUEST FOR LATE ADD FORM describing relevant extenuating circumstances. This form is available in the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey 130, and must be approved by the appropriate Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Office.

DROPPING A COURSE

Course Length: Course drops are allowed to the end of the class day:
14/17 weeks 20th day
7 weeks 10th day
3 weeks 4th day
8/10 weeks 10th day
4 weeks 5th day

Course drops completed during the above time periods will not be reflected on the student's transcript.

A student wanting to drop a course after the above deadlines must complete a REQUEST FOR LATE DROP FORM describing relevant extenuating circumstances. This form is available in the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey 130, and must be approved by the appropriate Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Designee. Students should consult the Fee/Refund Schedule for refunds and charges, as fee policy may not coincide with academic policy.

The drop policy also pertains to changes from unit (cr.) to audit.

Instructors may drop students from their class who do not attend the first session of the semester.

Note: Primary responsibility of dropping a class resides with the student.

E. Withdrawal from the University

Withdrawal is a complete severance of attendance from the University. A student may request withdrawal after the opening day of classes in any term by completing a TERM WITHDRAWAL FORM, available in the Registrar’s Office, Dempsey 130.
Withdrawal deadlines:

Course Length: Withdrawals are allowed with advisor's signature to the end of the class day:
14/17 weeks 40th day
7 weeks 20th day
3 weeks 10th day
8/10 weeks 25th day
4 weeks 15th day

Students seeking to withdraw after the deadlines must complete a TERM WITHDRAWAL FORM and a REQUEST FOR LATE DROP FORM for approval by the appropriate Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Designee. If the request is not approved, grades will be placed on the student's record as assigned by instructors.

NOTE: Withdrawal does not remove the obligation for costs incurred by a student during a term.

Students who have already completed a course during the term and wish to leave the University will retain the grade of the completed class (i.e. a seven-week class) and should drop the remaining courses.

A student who withdraws and does not re-register in the same term must complete reentry procedures to return for a subsequent term.

F. Exceptions to Academic Policy

Students may request exceptions to academic policy, including but not limited to, period to add a course; period to drop a course; period to withdraw from a term; number of times a course may be repeated; maximum number of units (crs.) per term; General Education requirements; and degree requirements.

Students who want to request exceptions need to contact their College Coordinator of Academic Advisement to complete the necessary paperwork and provide the Coordinator with supporting documentation.

The decision of the College Dean or Dean's Designee is final.

G. Student Complaints Against Faculty and Academic Staff

Students who have complaints against faculty or academic staff have two procedures they may follow if the alleged
misconduct is not judged serious enough to seek dismissal. The two procedures are as follows:

1. A student who believes that the staff member has violated University rules, professional ethics or performed in a way warranting disciplinary procedures, may start proceedings in a formal manner by preparing a written complaint to be submitted to the Chancellor or his designee.

2. A student with a complaint about classroom treatment, grades or other matters will normally wish to seek resolution of the matter informally as follows:

a. Meet with the staff member. Most complaints are resolved this way.

b. Should the complaint not be resolved by this meeting, the student next meets with the staff member's supervisor.

The supervisor is in the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing and the College of Business Administration. For the College of Letters and Science, the College of Education and Human Services, and the Graduate School, the supervisor is the Department Chairperson. In the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program, the supervisor is the Director.

c. The staff member's supervisor will give the student written procedures covering complaints. The supervisor will determine the facts, and try to mediate between staff member and student and resolve the complaint.

d. Should the supervisor's efforts be unsatisfactory to the student, the written procedures provide more formal steps. The student must prepare a written complaint for a grievance committee within a specified time period. Inaction by the student at this point indicates that the complaint has been dropped.

Should the student be unsure as to the choice of procedure (1 versus 2 above), it is advisable to discuss the matter with personnel in the Dean of Students office.

H. Independent Study and Related Readings

The purpose of Independent Study is to allow a student to explore in-depth topics of scholarly interest, which are not attainable through University course work.

Related readings permits the student to pursue research usually well beyond that required in established courses. Before beginning the course, the student must present a bibliography of readings that he/she and the instructor have agreed upon and which are to be reviewed and discussed. The outcome is a research paper critiqued by the instructor.

Independent Study offerings are not to be used as a substitution for General Education requirements.
Before registering for an IS/RR course, students must obtain the proper contract form from the department secretary, complete it, and secure all necessary signatures. Students may count no more than 12 units (crs.) in IS/RR combined toward the 120 required for graduation. General prerequisites: Junior standing (60 units (crs.)) or above, preparation in the academic area, and grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Special Limitations for IS/RR within the various colleges:

College of Letters & Science

I. Correspondence Courses

A maximum of 16 units (crs.) earned by correspondence may be applied toward a degree at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Questions concerning accreditation of another college and its correspondence course offerings should be directed to the Transfer Evaluator in the Admissions Office at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Upon completion of a correspondence course, the student must request that an official transcript be sent from the college offering the course to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
A student who has paid full-time fees at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is entitled to a waiver of course fees (but not administrative fees or text costs) for University of Wisconsin Extension correspondence courses taken concurrently with full-time course work at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Evidence of payment of full-time fees must be obtained from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Cashier's Office and included with the University of Wisconsin Extension application. If a fee waiver is desired, a student must obtain written approval from any advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center prior to taking the course.

J. Admission to Professional Programs

The professional programs within the Colleges of Education and Human Services, Nursing and Business Administration require completion of special courses and achievement of minimum grade levels before continuation at the upper level is permitted. The following table lists those requirements. Any questions about admission to these professional programs should be directed to the appropriate college office.

ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

College

Education and Human Services

Nursing

Business Administration

Professional Programs

(Admission I) Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Dual (Elementary/Special Education)

Human Services

Nursing

Accounting, Finance, Operations Mgmt, Human Resources Mgmt, Marketing, Administration Mgmt, MIS

Units (crs.) earned before admitted

40

60

45

60

Overall GPA needed

**2.75

2.75

2.75*

2.50

Special grade requirements

See COEHS (PEP) Admission requirements

See Human Services Admission requirements

"C" or better in pre-nursing courses

2.20 GPA in pre-business core courses

Maximum number accepted

Limited enrollment

Not applicable

Limited enrollment

Not applicable

Clinical/Intermediate Field Experience

Admission to the college

Admission to the program

Admission to the program

Not applicable

Student Teaching/Field Experience

(Admission II) 1) A 3.00 GPA in the major, minor, all education course work, and cumulative

Apply after completion of all Human Services Core Courses with a GPA of 3.00 in Human Service courses and cumulative overall GPA of 2.75.

Not applicable

Not applicable

Health Exam

Required on file for Admission I

Required on file for all field experiences (TB testing only)

Required for admission (including immunization) CPR certification

Not applicable

Program Appeal for Readmission

Admission Committee

Admission Committee

Academic Standing Committee

Readmission Appeal Review Committee

Application deadline

Admission I September 15 for fall term review and admission; February 15 for spring term review and admission

Admission II March 1 for fall term admission; October 1 for spring term admission

March 1 for fall term admission; October 1 for spring term admission

March 1 for fall term admission; October 1 for spring term admission

Applications are accepted during the term in which the student will complete 60 units (crs.) and the pre-business courses.

*In the event that more than the maximum students that can be accommodated meet the minimum requirements, they will be ranked in order by grade point for the selection. See College of Nursing admissions/progression policy.

**May vary from term to term in the event that more than the maximum students meet the minimum requirements. Due to enrollment management, not all students who meet minimum requirements may be admitted. Enrollment management is in effect for all teacher licensure majors. For more information contact the Professional Education Program (PEP) Office, N/E 113, 920-424-0115.

 


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