Excellence and Opportunity

Nearly 15,000 undergraduates and more than 4,000 graduate students pursue their passions in the College of Letters & Science, choosing among courses in the natural and physical sciences, social science and arts and humanities.

L&S Student Stories

Standout Students
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Winter Commencement: Surprises, celebration and moving on to that ‘adult thing’

Hannah was among the roughly 1,300 undergraduates, graduate students and professional students who participated in the ceremony. Thousands more cheered them on, for a total crowd size, including graduates, of 7,999.

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American Family gives students taste of real-world business experience

Noting a rise in popularity of digital media, faculty associate Deb Pierce introduced the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first-ever digital media strategies class eight years ago. Some of the class’ original students now work as professionals in the communications industry — and Pierce says she expects her current students to follow that same trend, too.

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For student commencement speaker, years of writing and performing lead to Kohl Center stage

UW–Madison senior, Jamie Dawson, has been chosen as the student speaker for winter commencement on Dec. 16 at the Kohl Center. She will be receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Afro-American studies and psychology.

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From Dean Scholz

"Here in L&S, you will be a valued member in a bright, enthusiastic and extremely dedicated student body. You will encounter opportunities to deepen your interests, advance your career goals and make the world a better place."

Dean Scholz' Message for Students
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Supporting All Students

The Center for Academic Excellence offers engagement opportunities, advising and tutoring, connections, career and graduate school preparation, social events and more for students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education, including first-generation and low-income students and students of color. CAE creates an enriching, inclusive and supportive community for the students it serves. 


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Student Resources, Opportunities and More

Thinking of enrolling here? Visit the Prospective Students page. Looking for details on advising, career services, areas of study, commencement and more? Visit the Current Students page