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Majors

These are the undergraduate majors offered by UW–Madison. The abbreviations in parentheses after each major refer to the school or college that offers the program. For more information on majors (and specialties within major programs) consult the appropriate school or college section of this catalog. See also Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Majors.

Accounting (BUS)
Actuarial Science (BUS)
African Languages and Literature (LS)
Afro-American Studies (LS)
Agricultural and Applied Economics (CALS)
Agricultural Business Management (CALS)
Agronomy (CALS)
Animal Sciences (CALS)
Anthropology (LS)
Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics (special degree program) (LS)
Art (ED)
Art Education (ED)
Art History (LS)
Asian Studies (LS)
Astronomy–Physics (LS)
Athletic Training (ED)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (LS)
Biochemistry (CALS)
Biochemistry (LS)
Biological Systems Engineering (CALS)
Biological Systems Engineering (ENGR)
Biology (CALS)
Biology (LS)
Biology* (ED)
Biomedical Engineering (ENGR)
Botany (LS)
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (LS)
Chemical Engineering (ENGR)
Chemistry (LS)
Chemistry* (ED)
Chinese (ED)
Chinese (LS)
Civil Engineering (ENGR)
Classical Humanities (LS)
Classics (LS)
Communication Arts (LS)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (ED)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (LS)
Community and Environmental Sociology (CALS)
Community and Nonprofit Leadership (SOHE)
Comparative Literature (LS)
Computer Engineering (ENGR)
Computer Sciences (LS)
Conservation Biology (LS)
Dairy Science (CALS)
Dance (ED)
Earth Science* (ED)
Economics (LS)
Economics* (ED)
Electrical Engineering (ENGR)
Elementary Education (ED)
Engineering Mechanics (ENGR)
Engineering Physics (ENGR)
English (LS)
English* (ED)
Entomology (CALS)
Environmental Sciences (CALS)
Environmental Sciences (LS)
Environmental Studies (LS)
Finance, Investment, and Banking (BUS)
Food Science (CALS)
Forest Science (CALS)
French (ED)
French (LS)
Gender and Women's Studies (LS)
Genetics (CALS)
Geography (LS)
Geography* (ED)
Geological Engineering (ENGR)
Geology and Geophysics (LS)
German (ED)
German (LS)
History (LS)
History and History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (LS)
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (LS)
History* (ED)
Horticulture (CALS)
Human Development and Family Studies (SOHE)
Individual Major (CALS)
Individual Major (ED)
Individual Major (LS)
Individual Major (SOHE)
Industrial Engineering (ENGR)
Information Systems (BUS)
Interior Architecture (SOHE)
International Business (BUS)
International Studies (LS)
Italian (ED)
Italian (LS)
Japanese (ED)
Japanese (LS)
Jewish Studies (LS)
Journalism (LS)
Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Science (ED)
Landscape Architecture (CALS)
Languages and Cultures of Asia (LS)
Latin (ED)
Latin (LS)
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LS)
Legal Studies (LS)
Life Sciences Communication (CALS)
Linguistics (LS)
Management and Human Resources (BUS)
Marketing (BUS)
Materials Science and Engineering (ENGR)
Mathematics (LS)
Mathematics* (ED)
Mechanical Engineering (ENGR)
Microbiology (CALS)
Microbiology (LS)
Molecular Biology (LS)
Music (ED)
Music (LS)
Natural Science* (ED)
Naval Science (ENGR)
Neurobiology (new major effective fall 2016) (LS)
Nuclear Engineering (ENGR)
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences (CALS)
Operations and Technology Management (BUS)
Personal Finance (SOHE)
Pharmacology and Toxicology (PHARM)
Philosophy (LS)
Physical Education (ED)
Physics (LS)
Physics* (ED)
Plant Pathology (CALS)
Polish (LS)
Political Science (LS)
Political Science* (ED)
Portuguese (ED)
Portuguese (LS)
Poultry Science (CALS)
Psychology (LS)
Real Estate and Urban Land Economics (BUS)
Rehabilitation Psychology (ED)
Religious Studies (LS)
Retailing (SOHE)
Risk Management and Insurance (BUS)
Russian (LS)
Scandinavian Studies (LS)
Social Studies* (ED)
Social Welfare (LS)
Social Work (LS)
Sociology (LS)
Sociology* (ED)
Soil Science (CALS)
Spanish (ED)
Spanish (LS)
Special Education (ED)
Statistics (LS)
Textiles and Fashion Design (SOHE)
Theatre and Drama (ED)
Theatre and Drama (now in School of Education) (LS)
Wildlife Ecology (CALS)
Zoology (LS)



*Admission suspended—only for School of Education option.

Abbreviations for Schools and Colleges
(CALS) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
(BUS) School of Business
(ED) School of Education
(ENGR) College of Engineering
(SOHE) School of Human Ecology
(LS) College of Letters and Science
(MED) School of Medicine and Public Health
(NUR) School of Nursing
(PH) School of Pharmacy