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UW is academically challenging, diverse and big. There are so many opportunities and paths to succeed.

They wanted us to ask, what is the cool factor, what is the knowledge gap, how is this useful?

People here work so hard, not just for a grade but because they’re genuinely passionate about what they’re doing.

It opens up your mind when you can see and acknowledge the differences in everyone, and it helps you in the long run.

L&S News

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College of Letters & Science unveils new career center

An innovative new career center launched by the largest college in the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrated its grand opening with an event that brought together students, alumni, state government representatives, UW System Regents, donors and business leaders. 

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Strength in numbers

34 academic departments
63 undergraduate majors
106 graduate majors
33 undergraduate certificates
13 non-academic departments
5 professional schools
73 interdisciplinary research centers

Explore your future career

You've heard it before: what can you possibly do with a liberal arts major? The answer: anythingSuccessWorks is our brand-new, state-of-the-art career center, just for L&S students. 

Black History Month

The university community celebrates Black History Month with a variety of events, film screenings and activities, including:

Black O’Clock – Day of Solidarity (2/1) • Just Bust! Open Mic (2/2) • 13th Annual Evening of Style and Grace (2/10) • In Conversation with Lena Waithe (2/13) • Wisconsin Historical Society: Black History Month Open House (2/15) • Reclaiming the Media: Marvel’s Black Panther (2/15) • Roundtable Student Luncheon with Dr. Cerise Elliott (2/16) • Reclaiming the Kiki: Workshop and Ball (2/17) • Moonshine (2/22) • Outstanding Women of Color Reception (2/22) • Rose Gold (2/24, 2/25) • (Art)ifacts of the Diaspora (2/25) • A Place at the Table (2/26) • Wednesday Wildn’ Comedy Show (2/28)