Regardless of the academic program you choose, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, you’ll find exceptional opportunities for learning.
We maintain complete, up-to-date lists of undergraduate majors and certificate programs so you can decide which areas of study interest you most.
At University of Wisconsin–Madison, we offer eight undergraduate schools and colleges that are home to our 129 undergraduate majors. Each school and college is distinct and provides unique academic communities, facilities, resources, professors, and academic programs.
All students are initially admitted into the university and not into specific programs and majors. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into a specific major program or college. In all cases, admission to intended majors is a separate procedure, application, and/or review process. Most programs have additional GPA, prerequisite course work, and/or audition or portfolio requirements. To learn more about the admission expectations, requirements, and procedures for the major of interest to you, consult our Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Majors.
Transfer students interested in professional programs in the Schools of Business, Education, Nursing, and Pharmacy are required to apply for admission to those programs. You may be eligible to apply to a professional program when you apply to the university if you have met that program’s course prerequisites. Please consult our schools and colleges websites for course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and application procedures and deadlines.
In addition, the Graduate School offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees in many disciplines. The three professional schools are the Law School, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Our faculty and staff provide a world-class educational experience. With an astounding legacy of learning and discovery, you can choose from over 4,700 classes in nearly any subject and take time to explore the major that’s right for you.
Our students know that learning is a lifelong journey, and they study with people who also embrace spirited discussion and debate. Research is a critical component of the work our undergraduates produce, and regardless of your field, you will be challenged to think critically.
Get ready to be enriched by your classmates, inspired by your professors, and supported in your desire to learn.