University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, WI

UW-Parkside says, "The role of the general education program in the liberal arts education provided by UW-Parkside is twofold: 1) to acquire a knowledge and skill set used across all academic disciplines; and 2) to become aware that knowledge is diverse and composed of different principles and methodologies. The goal is to prepare students to be successful in their professional, civic, and personal lives because a liberal arts education takes students beyond training for a specific career; it establishes the knowledge and fundamental skills used throughout life." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:4,137
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:10%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,389 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$15,378 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "Reading and Writing Skills" requirement through Wisconsin English Placement Test scores.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Computational Skills" requirement through Wisconsin Mathematics Placement Test scores.

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural Science because the "Lab Science" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Wisconsin - Parkside 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: 03/07/2018


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