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College of Letters & Science


The University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of the great universities of the world, and the College of Letters & Science is at its center. Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) complement their broad study in the liberal arts and sciences with in-depth study of one or more particular fields, or "majors." Majors range from African languages and literature to philosophy in the humanities, from astronomy to zoology in the natural sciences, and from Afro-American studies to sociology in the social sciences.

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees available in L&S, the college also offers a limited number of special degrees. These programs often have additional admission requirements and require completion of additional requirements in the major.

Finally, a wide array of certificate programs are also available for students who have special interests in such diverse topics as integrated liberal studies; international, global, and area studies; religious, ethnic, and gender studies; and more.

Student Academic Affairs (SAA)

Advising & Academic Programs and Services

General academic questions: Academic Help Line, 608-262-5858

Academic Progress Services [a part of Academic and Career Advising Center]
155 Middleton Building, 608-262-5858
Provides support services to departments and their advisors in L&S on issues pertaining to academic progress and degree completion

Academic Information Management (AIM) 
13 Ingraham Hall, 608-262-2007
Provides several services such as accurate curriculum audit and degree progress information to students, advisors, and other stakeholders

Center for Academic Excellence
B47 Bascom Hall, 608-263-5068
Advising, academic support, advocacy, and community connections for first-generation, low-income, and culticultural underrepresented students within the College of Letters & Science

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising Services (AAS)
155 Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive, 608-262-5858
Provides comprehensive advising services for students investigating and preparing for majors in the College of Letters & Science

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) [a part of the Office of Undergraduate Advising under the Provost Office]
10 Ingraham Hall, 608-265-5460
Undecided students exploring options

L&S Academic Deans' Services
110 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, 608-262-0617
Provides up-to-date information on college policies, procedures, and deadlines; campus resources; and degree requirements

L&S Career Services (L&S)
1305 Linden Drive, 2nd Floor, 608-262-3921
Career development for students and alumni in L&S and SOHE

L&S Honors Program
Washburn Observatory, 1401 Observatory Drive, 608-262-2984
Students admitted to or interested in the Honors Program

Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)
313 Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street, 608-890-3696
Helps first- and second-year undergraduates get hands-on experience in research