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About the Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog contains information about the many academic programs that make the University of Wisconsin–Madison one of the world's foremost institutions of higher education.

The catalog is published online only. It is not available in printed format.

The information in the catalog applies to all undergraduate students at the university regardless of their classification (school/college affiliation). Information in the individual school/college sections applies specifically to students who intend to graduate from one of those schools or colleges.

It is important for students to be familiar with all the information that applies to them. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisors at least once each semester to be certain they are completing requirements that apply to their degree and major programs.

The catalog is intended to complement other university information including specific materials supplied by schools, colleges, departments, and programs.

For more information about admission expectations, academic preparation, the application process, and important dates and deadlines, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, 702 West Johnson Street, Suite 1101, Madison, WI 53715-1007; onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu; 608-262-3961. Schedule a campus at VisitBucky or call 608-262-3318.

UW–Madison summer brochures and program information are available from the Division of Continuing Studies.

All entering students, to protect their interests, should become well acquainted with the regulations regarding student academic and nonacademic misconduct. Information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is distributed during Wisconsin Welcome and is available at the Office of the Registrar, 333 East Campus Mall #10101, Madison, WI 53715-1384.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison Undergraduate Catalog is published by University Marketing, 711 State Street, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703. June 2015

© 2015 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

ISSN 1098-6952

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The information, policies, and rules contained herein are subject to change. No part of this publication should be construed as a contract or offer to contract. The information in this catalog is current as of June 1, 2015. Later revisions are announced through department or program offices. Students are responsible for knowing current university regulations. University offices can provide current information about possible changes.

For more information about UW–Madison catalogs, see Academic Catalogs.

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