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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Conservation Biology
  • Dairy Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Food Science
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Naval Science and Operational Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Polish Language and Literature
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Poultry Science
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Rural Sociology
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBiological/life sciences, Social sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty2,443
Part-Time Faculty453
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
92%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings 
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus1000
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of French Studies, Master of Professional Studies, Master of International Public Affairs, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accountancy, Master of Genetic Counselor Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Physician Assistant, Master of Public Affairs
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Economics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biometry
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conservation Biology
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Folklore
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Insurance
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing Research
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Portuguese
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Rural Sociology
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing
  • Zoology
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • African Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Economics
  • Archaeology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Folklore
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Insurance
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Investment Management
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Portuguese
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Rural Sociology
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing
  • Zoology
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