Howard Ross, Dean
David M. Stoneman, Associate Dean
Larry Schuetz, Assistant Dean and Coordinator of General Education
Debra Heiber, Director of Undeclared Advising and College Advising
Everett L. Long
Mathematics and Computer Science
Modern Languages and Literatures
Lanny A. Neider
Women's Studies & Anthropology
Race and Ethnic Cultures
H. Eugene Grigsby
Management Computer Systems
Public Policy and Administration
The College of Letters and Sciences seeks to assist you in developing the knowledge, understanding, skills, and appreciation which will enable you tolive a rich, full life as well as succeed in your chosen profession. A background of study in the liberal arts is the distinguishing characteristic of the university graduate. Whatever your vocational aspiration, your liberal arts study will heighten your potential for personal and professional development. The major and minor programs of study within the College of Letters and Sciences build upon this liberal arts background and assist you in developing in-depth understanding of your chosen field of study.
The College of Letters and Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees, with majors in the following areas:
Letters and Sciences majors may choose a minor from most of the areas listed above, or from the following:
Professional Minor in Business Studies: This minor is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal arts education with preparation for a career in some area of business. Nine areas of emphasis are available:
Majors in these areas are not available through the College of Letters and Sciences degree programs.
If you are working toward the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Letters and Sciences and also wish to be licensed to teach, you must fulfill all the requirements for the appropriate degree. In addition, you must complete all the requirements for licensure. Confer with the Director of Licensure in the College of Education during your freshman year if you are interested in this option.
Steven Anderson, Chemistry
Michael Woller, Biology
Russell Helwig, Physics
Hugo Tscharnack, Physics
John Kozlowicz, Political Science
Steve Anderson, Chemistry
Lance Urven, Biology
Elizabeth George, Physics
Kenneth Menningen, Physics
Philip Johns, Chemistry
Lauren Wentz, Biology
UW-Whitewater offers opportunities for you to obtain pre-professional work in a number of fields. In some areas, such as law and medicine, you will complete the Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree before being admitted to a professional school. Other pre-professional programs at UW-W provide one, two or three years of study for students who will then transfer to a professional school. While at UW-W you will be obtaining a well-rounded liberal education recommended by professional schools in addition to introductory courses in your professional area.
If you transfer to a professional school at the conclusion of your junior year, you may have a part of your work in the professional school applied toward your senior year for the bachelor's degree at UW-Whitewater. Details must be worked out with the Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences prior to your junior year.
As a student in a pre-professional curriculum you will be assigned to a faculty adviser who is familiar with the requirements for admission to professional schools in your area of interest. If you have chosen a specific professional school, your adviser will help you to develop a program which meets the requirements of the institution to which you plan to apply. If you have not decided on a professional school, your adviser will help you develop a flexible program while aiding you in the search for a school to meet your needs. In Pre-Engineering, UW-W has a transfer agreement with UW-Platteville whereby students who perform satisfactorily may be automatically accepted into its Engineering program (contact a Pre-Engineering adviser for details).
Every effort is made to assist you in your admission to the professional school of your choice; however, you should be aware that admission to some programs is extremely competitive and whether or not you are admitted will depend upon your academic record and your scores on admissions tests.
For further information on the pre-professional curriculums available at UW-W please contact one of the advisers listed above.
Individually Designed Major. If you wish to focus your study on a topic or problem area which falls outside the limits of the traditional major programs, you, together with your adviser, may design your own individually designed major. This individualized major permits an integration of the courses and programs offered by the University. For details and requirements of this major see Index.
Individually Designed Minor. The individualized minor can help you meet educational goals which cannot be met by the conventional minor programs.You can plan your own minor consisting of courses in areas related to your goals. See Index for details and requirements.
Alpha Delta Mu is a national social work honor society which encourages and recognizes superior scholarship in social work education. Membership is based on overall grade point average and is open to juniors and seniors who have earned at least six semester hours in social work courses.
Alpha Kappa Delta is a national sociology honor society. The ETA of Wisconsin chapter was established at UW-Whitewater in 1970. AKD is an organization dedicated to the scientific study of social phenomena for the promotion of human welfare. To be eligible for membership, individuals must have completed at least 10 credit hours in sociology, be at least junior standing, and have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all sociology courses and have a minimum 3.00 GPA overall.
Beta Beta Beta, national honorary biological society, was established at Whitewater in 1960. Beta Beta Beta seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in this field of learning by reserving its membership for those who achieve superior academic accomplishments and who indicate special aptitude for the subject of biology.
Gamma Theta Upsilon is an international geographical honor society. Gamma Upsilon chapter of the society was established at UW-Whitewater in 1965. The primary function of the society is to further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in this field. Full regular membership is limited to persons possessing superior academic records and completion of at least three courses in geography.
Phi Alpha Theta is an international honorary society in history. Nu-Beta chapter was installed at Whitewater in the spring of 1967. Membership is open to students who have completed 12 or more credits in history with at least a3.1 grade point average in all history courses. Initiates must also have a 3.0 grade point average in two-thirds of all remaining courses.
Pi Delta Phi is a national French honor society which recognizes outstanding scholarship in French. To be eligible for membership, you must be a senior who has completed three advanced French courses and who has a 3.0 grade point average in French and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Pi Kappa Delta. Epsilon chapter of this national honorary forensic society was installed on the Whitewater campus in May 1943. Students participating in intercollegiate forensics are eligible for election to the organization if they have a 2.25 grade point average.
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honorary association for political science. The UW-Whitewater Chapter, Pi Mu, welcomes all students who fulfill the following requirements: 10 credits in Political Science, 3.5 grade point average in Political Science courses, and 3.0 grade point average overall.
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, recognizes excellence in scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. Undergraduates who are elected to Psi Chi must rank not lower than the highest 35 percent of their class in general scholarship and must have demonstrated superior scholarship in psychology.
Sigma Delta Pi, national professional society in Spanish studies, was established at Whitewater in 1966. Eligible for membership are those students who have completed at least three upper-division Spanish courses, one in literature, and have attained a B average in all Spanish courses and have a high achievement level in other academic courses.
Sigma Pi Sigma is the physics national honor society. Membership is open to all students with an overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0 and a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 in physics, based upon at least three physics classes applicable toward a physics major.
Sigma Tau Delta, the national English Honor Society, is open to English majors and minors who have had at least two courses past English 101 and 102, have at least a B average in English, and rank within the top 35% of their class overall. The society sponsors regional and national conventions, a literary magazine, and writing awards for creative and critical writing.
Data Processing Management Association is an organization of students who have a strong interest in the field of data processing. Its purposes are to promote interest in and an understanding of business data processing through guest lectures, seminars and field trips to computer installations and DPMA conferences.
French Club is an organization open to anyone interested in French language and culture.
German Club is a social organization open to all students in German and to anyone interested in German culture.
The Law Society is co-sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Finance and Business Law Department. It is open to pre-law students and anyone interested in the law. Students have the opportunity to attend speaker meetings and participate in field trips.
Public Relations Student Society of America is the professional society for students who are majors or minors in public relations under the speech communication major as well as for interested students from other disciplines.
Social Work Student Organization seeks to unite the Social Work majors to promote the major, to provide a sounding board, and to act as a medium between faculty and students to facilitate major changes within the department.
Society of Physics Students is open to all students who are in physics or related fields. In 1965 the club became a student section of the American Institute of Physics, a national federation of leading societies in physics.
Spanish Club offers members cultural activities pertaining to the Spanish speaking countries to create an interest in the culture and ways of life of the Spanish-speaking world and to stimulate greater understanding and appreciation of Spanish-speaking friends the world over.
Student Anthropology Association offers programs and opportunities to meet others interested in anthropology.
Student Psychology Association invites students to join psychology majors and faculty in challenging their concepts of the world and themselves through spirited interchange of ideas about psychology and its impact on the individual.
Student Sociology Association is a voluntary group whose purpose is to afford interested students the opportunity to initiate and participate in campus and professional activities.
UWW Geology Club is an organization open to any student interested in furthering the education and fellowship of students in the field of geology.
To graduate from the College of Letters and Sciences, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including coursework to satisfy all of the combined General Education and College Degree requirements, major and minor requirements. Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in the major and minor fields as well as a 2.0 overall grade point average. Certain majors and minors in the College require a grade point average above 2.0 in the major, minor and/or overall.
Students may earn either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Letters and Sciences. The BA degree emphasizes preparation in the arts and humanities, while the BS degree emphasizes preparation in mathematics, sciences and social sciences. Both degrees combine the 38 credits required in General Education with additional coursework to ensure that students have minimum exposure to appropriate liberal arts and science areas. The combined total for the BA degree is 44 credits; the combined total for the BS degree is 43-44 credits. (The 12 credits of University proficiency requirements are not included in these totals.)
All General Education requirements must be met with approved courses only; College degree requirements beyond General Education may be met with any courses beyond the Proficiency requirement(s) offered within the appropriate disciplines.
Students must meet the minimum totals in each area and may count no more than the maximum totals in each area toward the combined General Education and College Degree requirements.
No more than two courses from any one discipline may be applied toward meeting the combined requirements.
Foreign language courses for which retroactive credit was granted can not be counted toward the combined requirements.
Students are required to complete both a major and a minor from the approved majors and minors listed in the Bulletin. (No minor is required for a major in International Studies, Public Policy and Administration, the 54-credit MCS major, or for option II of the Individualized Major.)
The same course credits may not be counted toward both a major and a minor.
Note: Transfer students whose first term of enrollment at UW-W is prior to Fall 1996 will follow the College Degree requirements listed in the 1993-95 Bulletin.
The combined 44 credits of General Education and additional College requirements must meet the requirements above and must be distributed as follows (totals include General Education Core courses):
Total: 38 credits
In addition to the 38 credits of General Education, at least 6 credits in Arts, Humanities, Social Science or Ethnic/Women's/Interdisciplinary Studies courses at the 300 or 400 level, excluding courses in the major(s) and minor(s).*
Completion of at least 1 college-level year of a foreign language, or the equivalent.**
Total: 44 credits
The combined 43-44 credits of General Education and additional College requirements must meet the requirements above and must be distributed as follows (totals include General Education Core courses):
Total: 38 credits
In addition to the 38 credits of General Education, at least 5 credits of mathematics beyond 760-141 or 3 credits of mathematics beyond 760-141 and 3 credits of computer science.*
Total: 43-44 credits