Associate Degree Programs

UW-PARKSIDE 2017-19 CATALOG ADDENDUM

CURRICULUM EFFECTIVE FALL 2018

Degrees Offered:
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Associate of Science (A.S.)

Degree and Program of Study:
A.A. in Liberal Studies and Leadership
A.A. in Military and Security Studies
A.A. in Professional Studies
A.S. in Financial Economics
A.S. in Laboratory Sciences
A.S. in Physics

Liberal Studies and Leadership

College of Arts and Humanities

 

Requirements for the A.A. in Liberal Studies and Leadership (60 credits minimum)

The associate of arts degree with the liberal studies and leadership program of study is general enough so that it provides students with the flexibility to use existing credits or experience, even while it contains a plan of study that provides coherence to the degree. A student graduating with an associate of arts degree with the liberal studies and leadership program of study will be civically engaged, community minded, and possess the analytical skills to navigate the increasingly dynamic employment landscape. The program consists of a minimum of 60 credits that includes university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the programspecific requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00.

 

  1. Basic Skills Requirements (6-7 credits)
    1. English/Writing Skills Course (3 credits) Required:
      ENGL 101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr

       
    2. Computational and Quantitative Skills Courses (3-4 credits) Choose one:

      MATH 102 Survey of Mathematics** 3 cr
      MATH 111 College Algebra I** 4 cr

       
  2. General Education Requirements (36 credits)
    There are 36 credits required for general education but, after taking required courses for the program, a range of 18-30 credits will be needed depending on the program elective choices.

    1. Humanities and the Arts Courses (3-9 additional credits needed – 3 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      Required course SPCH 105 fulfills part of this requirement.
      Program elective courses may also fulfill part of this requirement.
       

    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses (3-9 additional credits needed – 3 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      Required course for Leadership section (BUS 100, COMM 202, or ISTD 200) fulfills part of this requirement.
      Program elective courses may also fulfill part of this requirement.
       

    3. Natural Sciences Courses (3-9 additional credits needed – 3 credits fulfilled by program requirements.)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      Required course for Technological Literacy section (CSCI 105 or 130) fulfills part of this requirement.
      Program elective courses may also fulfill part of this requirement.
       

  3. Ethnic Diversity Course (0-3 credits)
    Choose one course that carries “DV” credit***
    A general education and/or program elective course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.
     

  4. Program Core Requirements (9 credits)

    1. Communication (3 credits)
      Required:

      SPCH 105 Public Speaking*** 3 cr

       
    2. Citizenship (3 credits)
      Choose one:

      COMM 285 Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3 cr
      PHIL 215 Contemporary Moral Problems*** 3 cr
      POLS 105 Introduction to Politics*** 3 cr

       
    3. Technological Literacy (3 credits)
      Choose one:

      CSCI 105 Introduction to Computers*** 3 cr
      CSCI 130 Introduction to Programming*** 3 cr

       
  5. Public Presentation (3-4 credits)
    Choose one:

    COMM 205 Oral Interpretation*** 3 cr
    COMM 255 Writing for Multimedia 3 cr
    ENGL 106 Introduction to Creative Writing*** 3 cr
    ENGL 168 Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric*** 3 cr
    ENGL 201 Advanced Composition 3 cr
    ENGL 202 Technical Writing 3 cr
    ENGL 204 Business and Professional Writing 3 cr
    FREN 203 Intermediate French I*** 4 cr
    FREN 204 Intermediate French II*** 4 cr
    SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I*** 4 cr
    SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II*** 4 cr
    THEA 124 Basic Acting 3 cr

     
  6. Critical Skills (6 credits)
    Choose two:

    COMM 207 Introduction to the Communication Discipline, Part I 3 cr
    COMM 208 Introduction to the Communication Discipline, Part II 3 cr
    ENGL 266 Literary Analysis 3 cr
    GSCI 102 Science and Pseudoscience*** 3 cr
    PHIL 201 Logic 3 cr
    PHIL 275 Techniques of Philosophical Research 3 cr

     
  7. Diverse Communities (3 credits)
    Choose one:

    ETHN 201 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3 cr
    COMM 107 Communication and the Human Condition 3 cr
    ENGL 112 Women in Literature 3 cr
    ENGL 267 Literature of Diversity 3 cr
    GEOG 101 Geography of American Ethnicity and Race 3 cr
    SOCA 206 Race and Ethnic Relations in the US 3 cr
    MUSI 100 Appreciation of World Music 3 cr
    MUSI 106 Jazz Appreciation 3 cr
    THEA 208 Multicultural Theatre in America 3 cr
    THEA 215 LGBTQ Representation on the Stage and Screen 3 cr
    WGSS 110 Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies 3 cr

     
  8. Leadership (3 credits)
    Choose one:

    BUS 100 Introduction to Business*** 3 cr
    COMM 202 Group Communication*** 3 cr
    ISTD 200 Introduction to Leadership*** 3 cr

     
  9. Program Crossroads and Practicum (3 credits)

    LBST 297 Crossroads in Liberal Studies and Leadership 3 cr

     
  10. Electives (0-12 credits)
    In consultation with advisor, select from general education and other courses as needed to reach a total of at least
    60 credits after completing university, general education, and program requirements.

    *This course fulfills the university writing skills requirements.
    ** This course fulfills the university computational skills requirements.
    ***These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside.
    ***Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or
    ethnic diversity requirements.
     

How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.

Depth, two-course sequence requirement: The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. Examples of requirements that would fulfill this requirement: FREN 203 & 204; SPAN 203 & 204; COMM 207 & 208; COMM 107 & 207; and PHIL 201 & 215.

 


 

Military and Security Studies

College of Social and Professional Studies

Requirements for the A.A. in Military and Security Studies (66-68 credits)

The associate of arts degree with the military and security studies program of study is open to all students, without military obligation. Students who are active in the military or are currently enrolled in an ROTC program may be able to apply the credits earned in the AA to their advancement and promotion systems within their respective military services. This degree program provides historical, ethical, and foundational skills to advance careers as leaders in the public/private sector or military. It focuses on interdisciplinary fundamental skills found in our general education curriculum that support both the public/private sector and military based professions. The program consists of 66-68 credits that include of university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the program specific requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00.

 

  1. University Requirements (6-7 credits)
    1. English/Writing Skills Course (3 credits) Required:
      ENGL 101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr

       
    2. Computational and Quantitative Skills Courses (3-4 credits) Choose one:
      MATH 102 Survey of Mathematics** 3 cr
      MATH 111 College Algebra I** 4 cr

       
  2. General Education Requirements (2 additional credits – 34 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
    1. Humanities and the Arts Courses (0 additional credits needed – all 12 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
      Required program courses that also fulfill this requirement: COMM 107, PHIL 206, PHIL 215, SPCH 105.
       
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses (0 additional credits needed – all 12 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
      Required program courses that also fulfill this requirement: GEOG 110; choice of two American Historical Foundations courses from CRMJ 101, HIST 101, HIST 102, POLS 100; and choice of one International Historical Foundations courses from HIST 128, INTS 100, POLS 103, POLS 104.
       
    3. Natural Sciences Courses (2 additional credits needed - 10 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
      Required program courses that also fulfill this requirement: GEOG 100, HESM 280, PHYS 101.
       
  3. Ethnic Diversity Course (0 additional credits needed – 3 credits fulfilled by program requirements)
    Required program course that also fulfills this requirement: COMM 107
     
  4. Fundamental Skills Requirements (37 credits)
    1. American Historical Foundations (6 credits)
      Choose two:
      CRMJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice*** 3 cr
      HIST 101 U.S. Origins to Reconstruction*** 3 cr
      HIST 102 U.S. Reconstruction to Recent Times*** 3 cr
      POLS 100 American Politics*** 3 cr

       
    2. Communication Skills (6 credits)
      Required:
      ENGL101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking*** 3 cr

       
    3. Cultural Competence (3 credits)
      Required:
      COMM 107 Communication and the Human Condition*** 3 cr

       
    4. Spatial Awareness (3 credits)
      Required:
      GEOG 110 Introduction to Geography-World Regions*** 3 cr

       
    5. Ethics and Morals (6 credits)
      Required:
      PHIL 206 Introduction to Ethics*** 3 cr
      PHIL 215 Contemporary Moral Problems*** 3 cr

       
    6. International Historical Foundations (3 credits)
      Choose one:
      HIST 128 World History III: From 1800 to the Present*** 3 cr
      INTS 100 Introduction to International Studies*** 3 cr
      POLS 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics*** 3 cr
      POLS 104 Introduction to International Relations*** 3 cr

       
    7. Physical Fitness (3 credits)
      Required:
      HESM 280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition*** 3 cr

       
    8. Physical Science (7 credits)
      Required:
      GEOG 100 Physical Geography and the Environment*** 3 cr
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics*** 4 cr

       
  5. Core Program Requirements (12-13 credits)
    1. Analytical Skills (3-4 credits)
      Choose one according to Advanced Professional Skill Path:
      CRMJ 200 Criminal Justice Research Methods 3 cr
      GEOG 300 Geographical Methods 3 cr
      HIST 250 Sources and Methods in History 3 cr
      POLS 200 Research Methods and Sources 4 cr

       
    2. Conflict Analysis (3 credits)
      Required:
      COMM 285 Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3 cr

       
    3. Decision Making (6 credits)
      Required:
      POLS 217 Tactical Decision Making 3 cr
      POLS 317 Strategic Decision Making 3 cr

       
  6. Advanced Professional Skills (6 credits)
    Choose two from one area in the list below:
    1. Geographical Inquiry
      GEOG 215 Economic Geography 3 cr
      GEOG 250 Map Use and Analysis 3 cr
      GEOG 340 Political Geography 3 cr

       
    2. Leadership Development
      COMM 202 Group Communication 3 cr
      ISTD 200 Introduction to Leadership*** 3 cr
      ISTD 300 Human Resource Issues 3 cr

       
    3. Military History
      HIST 260 International Conflict 3 cr
      HIST 290 Special Topics (Civil War History Topic) 3 cr
      HIST 319 Arab-Israeli Conflict 3 cr
      HIST 324 History of American Politics 3 cr
      HIST 345 America in Power and Peril 1917-1953 3 cr

       
    4. Homeland Security
      Choose two with advisor consultation:
      CRMJ 235 Police and Society 3 cr
      CRMJ 387 Terrorism and Security 3 cr
      CSCI 279 Business Information Security 3 cr
      POLS 224 American Foreign Policy 3 cr
      POLS 304 Theories of International Relations 3 cr
      or    
      POLS 350 Theories of Comparative Politics 3 cr
      (Only POLS 304 or 350 can count toward this requirement, not both)

       
  7. Program Crossroads and Practicum (3 credits)
    LBST 298 Crossroads in Professional Studies 3 cr

    *This course fulfills the university writing skills requirements.
    ** This course fulfills the university computational skills requirements.
    ***These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside.
    *** Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.

How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.

Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. Examples of requirements that would fulfill this requirement: CRMJ 101 & CRMJ 200 or 235 or 387; HIST 101 or 102 or 128 & HIST 250; HIST 250 & HIST 319 or 324 or 345; POLS 100 or 103 or 10 & POLS 200 or 224; POLS 200 & POLS 304 or 350; POLS 217 & POLS 317; GEOG 100 & GEOG 300 or 340.

 


 

Professional Studies

College of Social and Professional Studies

Requirements for the A.A. in Professional Studies (60-70 credits)

The associate of arts degree with the professional studies program of study is general enough so that it provides students with the flexibility to use existing credits or experience, even while it contains a plan of study that provides coherence to the degree. A student graduating with an associate of arts degree with the professional studies program of study will be civically engaged, community minded, and possess the analytical skills to navigate the increasingly dynamic employment landscape. The program consists of 60-70 credits that consists of university skills requirements, general education requirements, ethnic diversity requirement and the program specific requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00.

 

  1. Basic Skills Requirements (7 credits)
    1. English/Writing Skills Course (3 credits)
      Required:
      ENGL 101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr

       
    2. Computational and Quantitative Skills Courses (4 credits)
      Required:
      MATH 102 Survey of Mathematics** 3 cr
      MATH 111 College Algebra I** 4 cr

       
  2. General Education Requirements (18-30 credits)
    There are 36 credits required for general education but, after taking required courses for the program, a range of 18-30 credits will be needed depending on the program elective choices.
     
    1. Humanities and the Arts Courses (3-9 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      Required course PHIL 206 fulfills part of this requirement.
      Program elective courses may also fulfill part of this requirement (SPCH 105, PHIL 215).
       
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses (0-9 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      Required course INTS 100 fulfills part of this requirement.
      Program elective courses may also fulfill part of this requirement (POLS 105, ISTD 200, BUS 100, SOCA 206).
       
    3. Natural Sciences Courses (9-12 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      Program elective courses may also fulfill part of this requirement (CSCI 105).
       
  3. Ethnic Diversity Course (0-3 credits)
    Choose one course that carries “DV” credit***
    A general education course may also be used to satisfy this requirement (SOCA 206).
     
  4. Program Core Requirements (9 credits)
    1. Communication – Choose one:
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking*** 3 cr
      COMM 285 Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3 cr

       
    2. Citizenship – Choose one:
      POLS 105 Introduction to Politics*** 3 cr
      ISTD 200 Introduction to Leadership*** 3 cr
      PHIL 215 Contemporary Moral Problems*** 3 cr

       
    3. Technological Literacy – Choose one:
      CSCI 105 Introduction to Computers*** 3 cr
      CSCI 130 Introduction to Programming 3 cr
      CSCI 210 Mobile Device Interfaces 3 cr

       
  5. Program Fundamental Skills (7-8 credits)
    1. Analytical Skills – Choose one:
      POLS 200 Research Methods and Sources 4 cr
      SOCA 250 Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 cr
      QM 210 Business Statistics I 3 cr
      PSYC 250 Psychological Statistics 3 cr

       
    2. Global Literacy (4 credits)
      1. Required course:
        INTS 100 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr

         
      2. Choose one:
        INTS 301 Global Skills Practicum – Global Skills  1 cr
        INTS 302 Global Skills Practicum – Internationalization vs Globalization 1 cr
        INTS 303 Global Skills Practicum – Political and Economic Systems 1 cr
        INTS 304 Global Skills Practicum – Culture and Language 1 cr
  6. Program Advanced Professional Skills (6 credits)

    1. Ethics (Required):

      PHIL 206 Introduction to Ethics*** 3 cr

       
    2. Private or Public Sector Option

      Private Sector Option (Choose one):

      BUS 100 Introduction to Business*** 3 cr
      ENTR 250 Entrepreneurial Principles 3 cr

      OR

      Public Sector Option (Choose one):
      SOCA 206 Race and Ethnic Relations in the US*** 3 cr
      POLS 202 Public Policy 3 cr
      SOCA 306 Research in Community Needs 3 cr
      HIST 336 Poverty in American History 3 cr

       
  7. Program Crossroads and Practicum (3 credits)
    LBST 298 Crossroads in Professional Studies 3 cr

     

*This course fulfills the university writing skills requirements.
** This course fulfills the university computational skills requirements.
***These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside
***Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.

How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.

Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. While there may be multiples in this program the sequence of INTS 100 and INTS 301 or 302 or303 or 304, fulfill the requirement.

 


 

Financial Economics

College of Business, Economics, and Computer Science

Requirements for the A.S. in Financial Economics (62-67 credits)

The associate of science degree with the financial economics program of study is designed for students who are interested in acquiring a solid understanding of financial and monetary economics and the ability to apply tools of economic analysis to the workings of the financial and banking sectors of the economy. The program consists of 61 credits that includes university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the program-specific requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00 overall and a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in economics courses. Transfer students must attain a minimum of 2.25 in transfer courses applied to the economics course requirements as well as UW-Parkside economics courses.
 

  1. Basic Skills Requirements (25 credits)
    1. English/Writing Skills Courses (6 credits)
      Required:
      ENGL 101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr
      ENGL 204 Writing for Business and Industry 3 cr

       
    2. Computational and Quantitative Skills Courses (11 credits)
      Required:
      MATH 111* College Algebra I* 4 cr
      MATH 112 College Algebra II 4 cr
      QM 210 Business Statistics I 3 cr

       
    3. Business and Technology Skills Courses (9 credits)
      Required:
      BUS 100 Introduction to Business** 3 cr
      CSCI 105 Introduction to Computers** 3 cr
      ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3 cr

       
  2. General Education Requirements (24-27 credits)
    1. Humanities and the Arts Courses (12 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      SPCH 105 – Public Speaking – is highly recommended
       
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses (3 credits)
      Choose one course from departments other than ECON or BUS***
      Required courses BUS 100, ECON 120 and ECON 121 fulfill part of this requirement.
       
    3. Natural Sciences Courses (9 credits)
      Choose three courses from two different departments other than CSCI***
      Required course CSCI 105 fulfills part of this requirement.
       
    4. Ethnic Diversity Course (0-3 credits)
      Choose one course that carries “DV” credit***
      A general education course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.
       
  3. Economics Requirements (12 credits)
    Required:
    ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics** 3 cr
    ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics** 3 cr
    ECON 366 Money and Banking 3 cr
    ECON 367 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 cr

*These courses fulfill the university skills requirements.
**These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside
***Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.

How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.

Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. The courses under economics requirements in this program fulfill this requirement.

 


 

Laboratory Sciences

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Requirements for the A.S. in Laboratory Sciences (64-68 credits)

The associate of science degree with the laboratory sciences program of study consists of 64-68 credits that includes university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the program specific-requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.000.

 

  1. General Science Courses (37-38 Credits)
    1. Core Biological Sciences (12 credits)
      Required:
      BIOS 101 Bioscience*** 4 cr
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
      BIOS 210 Biostatistics 4 cr

       
    2. Core Chemistry Courses (10 credits)
      Required:
      CHEM 101 General Chemistry I*** 5 cr
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 5 cr

       
    3. Biological Sciences/Chemistry Elective Course (4-5 credits)
      Choose one:
      BIOS 260 General Genetics 4 cr
      CHEM 206 Quantitative Analysis 5 cr

       
    4. Mathematics Courses (8 credits)
      Required:
      MATH 111 College Algebra I** 4 cr
      MATH 112 College Algebra II 4 cr

       
    5. Computer Science Course (3 credits)
      Required:
      CSCI 105 Introduction to Computers*** 3 cr

       
  2. General Education/Degree Requirements (27-30 credits)
    1. English/Writing Skills Course
      Required:
      ENGL 101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr

       
    2. Mathematics/Computational Skills Course
      Required:
      MATH 111 (Fulfilled through Mathematics requirement above)

       
    3. Humanities and the Arts Courses (12 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking is highly recommended

       
    4. Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses (12 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Sciences is highly recommended

       
    5. Natural Sciences Courses (0 credits)
      (Completed through required general science courses above)
       
    6. Ethnic Diversity Course (0-3 credits)***
      Choose one course that carries "DV" credit***
      A general education course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.

*This course fulfills the university writing skills requirements.
** This course fulfills the university computational skills requirements.
***These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside.
*** Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.

How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.

Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. Both the required biological sciences and chemistry sequence of courses fulfill this requirement.

 


 

Physics

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Requirements for the A.S. in Physics (61-70 credits)

The associate of science degree with the physics program of study is designed for students who are interested in acquiring a solid understanding of physics to be able to join the technical workforce in the technical industry. This program specifically embodies the two years of courses needed in preparation for students transferring to UW Milwaukee’s engineering program. The program consists of 61-70 credits that includes university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the program-specific requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00.
 

  1. Basic Skills Requirements (3-7credits)
    1. English/Writing Skills Course (3 credits)
      Required:
      ENGL 101 Composition and Reading* 3 cr

       
    2. Computational and Quantitative Skills Courses (0-4 credits)
      Required:
      MATH 111 College Algebra I** 0-4 cr

       
  2. General Education Requirements (26 credits)
    1. Humanities and the Arts Courses (12 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking is highly recommended

       
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses (12 credits)
      Choose four courses from three different departments***
       
    3. Natural Sciences Courses (2 credits minimum)
      Choose one course not from math (MATH) or physics (PHYS) ***
      Required courses fulfill part of this requirement.
       
  3. Ethnic Diversity Course (0-3 credits)
    Choose one course that carries “DV” credit***
    A course that also is a general education course may be used to satisfy this requirement.
     
  4. Math and Physics Requirements (30 credits)
    1. Required Courses (20 credits):
      MATH 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I*** 5 cr
      MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II*** 5 cr
      PHYS 201 General Physics I*** 5 cr
      PHYS 202 General Physics II*** 5 cr

       
    2. Electives (10-12 credits) / Required Engineering Major Specific Courses (15-18 credits)
      Students seeking the associate of science degree with a program of study in physics must complete a minimum of 10 credits chosen from the list. Selection of courses to fulfill these credits should be in consultation with an academic or a faculty advisor.
       

Students intending to earn the associate of science degree in physics and continue on to a UWM engineering program must complete 15 or more credits depending on their chosen engineering major. Selection of courses to fulfill these credits should be in consultation with an academic or a faculty advisor.
 

PHYS 205 Modern Physics 3 cr
PHYS 211 Statics 3 cr
PHYS 212 Dynamics 3 cr
PHYS 215 Materials Science and Engineering 3 cr
PHYS 214 Electric Circuits 3 cr
PHYS 216 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 3 cr
PHYS 241 Scientific Programming 3 cr
PHYS 301 Classical Mechanics 4 cr
PHYS 302 Electricity and Magnetism 4 cr
PHYS 403 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 4 cr


*This course fulfills the university writing skills requirements.
** This course (or a higher level math course if determined through placement or transfer) fulfills the university computational skills requirements.
*** Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.

How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.

Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. There are multiples of sequential courses in this program including but not limited to: MATH 221 & MATH 222; PHYS 201 & PHYS 202 or 301; PHYS 202 & PHYS 205 or 302.

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