Competency Requirements

Competencies (13-21 credits)

The competency requirements are met by taking approved courses in the areas of communication (English composition and speech), mathematics, wellness, physical activity and foreign language.

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English Composition (6 credits)

Students’ UW System English Placement Test scores determine whether or not they will be invited to take the test-out for English 1130. Except for qualified students who test out of English 1130, students must take each of the courses in the freshman composition sequence:

  • ENGLISH 1130 - Freshman Composition - 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 1230 - Freshman Composition - 3 credits

Foreign Language (0-8 credits)Back to Top

Students who have not maintained a “C” or higher average in a second year (2 semesters) high school foreign language course must complete one of the following groups. Students with one year of high school language may wish to test into the second course of the sequence. Students already fluent in a second language other than French, German or Spanish should consult with the UW-Platteville Humanities Department.

  • FRENCH - 1040 Elementary French - 4 credits
  • FRENCH - 1140 Elementary French - 4 credits
    • (HUM second course only)
  • GERMAN - 1240 Elementary German - 4 credits
  • GERMAN - 1340 Elementary German - 4 credits
    • (HUM second course only)
  • SPANISH - 1840 Elementary Spanish - 4 credits
  • SPANISH - 1940 Elementary Spanish - 4 credits
    • (HUM second course only)

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Speech (2 credits)

Students must take or test out of one of the following:

  • SPEECH 1010 - Public Speaking - 2 credits
  • SPEECH 1250 - Professional Speaking - 3 credits
  • SPEECH 2010 - Speech Communication for Teachers - 3 credits
  • SPEECH 2250 - Communication/Leadership in Small Groups - 3 credits
  • SPEECH 3250 - Interpersonal Communication - 3 credits
    • Counts as speech OR SS, not both

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Mathematics (3 credits)

The number of mathematics credits required of students will vary with the degree they are completing. UW System Mathematics Placement Test results will establish a student’s level of mathematics proficiency, and suggest which course the student should take. The minimum required number of mathematics credits for all degree programs is three credits, at or above MATH 1630. However, a student may be required to take lower level or preparatory/remedial mathematics courses to meet the pre requisite MATH 1630 or higher mandate. Also, the mathematics requirement will be waived for students who receive credit for MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry. Students must meet the mathematics competency requirements before their junior year. Students may consult the UW-Platteville Mathematics Department for details concerning test-out credit.

Students may select from the following:

  • MATH 1630 - Finite Mathematics with Applications - 3 credits
  • MATH 1730 - Mathematics of Finance - 3 credits
  • MATH 1830 - Elementary Statistics - 3 credits
  • MATH 1930 - Mathematical Explorations - 3 credits
  • MATH 2030 - Mathematics for Educators - 3 credits
    • (for elementary education majors only)
  • MATH 2450 - Precalculus - 5 credits
  • MATH 2530 - Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry - 3 credits
  • MATH 2630 - Calculus with Applications - 3 credits
  • MATH 2640 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry - 4 credits

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Wellness (1 credit)

Students must choose one of the following:

  • PHYSED 1000 - Fitness Assessment - 1 credit
  • WOMGENDER 2430 - Women and Health (G) - 3 credits

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Physical Activity (1 credit)

Students must choose one of the following:

  • MUSIC 1820 - Marching Pioneers - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1020 - Criminal Justice Fitness - 2 credits
  • PHYSED 1040 - Canoe, Kayak and/or Rafting - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1100 - Seasonal Activities - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1110 - Weight Training - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1120 - Aerobic Weight Training - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1130 - Badminton - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1140 - Basketball - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1150 - Cycling - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1190 - Golf - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1200 - Self Defense - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1210 - Golf - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1220 - Hydroaerobics - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1230 - Jogging/Walking - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1240 - Racquetball - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1250 - Relaxation - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1280 - Personal Conditioning - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1290 - Racquetball/Badminton - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1300 - Personal Fitness - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1310 - Scuba Diving - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1330 - Cross Country Skiing - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1340 - Soccer - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1360 - Canoeing - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1370 - Dance Tech/Practice (Ballroom, Latin, Country) - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1380 - Triathlon Training - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1390 - Racquet Sports - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1400 - Fitness/Activity - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1410 - Swimming - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1430 - Tennis - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1440 - Volleyball - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1450 - Wallyball/Volleyball - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1460 - Yoga/Pilates - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1530 - Bowling - 1 credit
  • PHYSED 1640 - Downhill Skiing - 1 credit

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