University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

LaCrosse, WI

UW-La Crosse says, "The primary purpose of general education is to cultivate knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for independent learning and thinking. As a result of general education, students will be more knowledgeable in a wide variety of subject matter areas; and also better able and more willing to ask significant questions, seek appropriate solutions to complex problems, make sound judgments and formulate rational beliefs." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:9,751
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:36%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,091 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,612 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement is combined with Mathematics under "Mathematical/Logical Systems and Modern Languages." Students can take an additional math class to avoid intermediate language study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "International and Multicultural Studies" requirement are world history courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Self and Society: Understanding Oneself and The Social World" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/10/2017


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