Board of Regents approves new UW-Platteville programs

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To offer a wider array of programs to its students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville added three new offerings. The two undergraduate degrees and one graduate program were approved by the UW System Board of Regents Friday during its meeting at UW-Whitewater.

UW-Platteville will now begin offering Bachelor of Science degrees in construction management and environmental science and conservation as well as a master’s degree in information systems management.

“It’s a reflection of a lot of hard work by our faculty, led by Provost Dr. Joanne Wilson and her team. This has been a process that has been going on for about three years. It shows our ability to adapt and address the needs of businesses and other stakeholders,” Chancellor Dennis J. Shields said. “These programs will help prepare our students for the jobs of the present and of the future.”

The full names of the new degrees are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Conservation
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management

“I am proud of our faculty because I challenged them to do things differently, and they did,” Wilson said. “The new offerings are all complementary to the programs we already have. I am particularly proud of environmental science because it is an interdisciplinary program across all three colleges. Faculty in all three colleges worked together.”

The new degrees will be implemented as early as fall 2020.