Your L&S Experience

Know your options so you can make the most of your Wisconsin liberal arts experience. Find your advisor, explore majors and certificates, delve into opportunities available to you as an L&S student and think about your future career. Be informed!

From the Dean

 I want us to uphold our L&S core principles of inclusion, critical thinking and open discussion. Hate, bias, intolerance, and disrespect are not our values.  

Together, let us continue to do everything we can to make UW-Madison a welcoming place for all to learn and grow.  We are stronger by embracing diversity in all its forms, whether racial, ethnic, sexuality, gender, political beliefs, country of origin, physical appearance, physical abilities, and the countless other ways that make us who we are. READ MORE

Visit L&S Undergraduate Academic Dean's Services If...

... you need a dean’s signature to drop a course, are advised to speak with an academic dean, or have a special circumstance.

Visit L&S Advising Services if…

… you have questions about L&S general education requirements or the difference between a B.A. and a B.S. degree, are trying to choose between five different L&S majors, or need help creating a plan to graduate on time and on track.

Visit Cross College Advising Services if…

… you need help deciding if you want to major in L&S, Engineering, or Business, wondering about the difference between the L&S and the CALS biology major, or are unsure about how to double-major in two different colleges.

Visit Career Services if…

… you want to learn about what you can do with your L&S major, need help finding an internship or writing a resume, or would like to attend an alumni networking event or career fair.

Visit the Center for Pre-Health Advising if…

… you are interested in exploring graduate and professional programs in healthcare, getting involved in healthcare research and service opportunities on campus, or preparing for professional exams and applications.

Visit the Center for Pre-Law Advising if…

… you are considering, preparing for, or applying to law school.

Go Deep

Sometimes it’s what happens outside the classroom that makes all the difference. Add depth to your Wisconsin Experience through special opportunities.

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGS)

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGS)

A FIG is a group of about 20 freshman students who register for the same three classes linked by a common theme, with options like Citizenship, Democracy and Difference, Internet and Society, and Exploring Biology.

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Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)

Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)

Want to design your own research or creative project? The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program provides students with opportunities to participate in research and creative work in partnership with faculty and staff.

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L&S Honors Program

L&S Honors Program

The L&S Honors Program attracts some of our most driven and talented undergraduates, who challenge and learn from each other while working closely with faculty members on independent projects. Bringing students and professors together in small classes and research settings fosters feelings of community and encourages students to “dig deep” and explore the frontiers of knowledge

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

UW-Madison offers more than 200 study abroad programs in 60 countries. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, language requirements, cost and degree of independence demanded of the student, and each program is expected to meet the UW’s academic standards and to integrate with the curriculum.

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Find your path

What can you do with your major? Plenty. Find out how we're helping students launch into careers higher, sooner through the L&S Career Initiative, and check out on-campus resources for professional development. 

Be inspired

Liberal arts students from Wisconsin consistently perform above our expectations.

L&S Career Initiative
Badger Bridge

Want to network with Badger alumni, or find a professional mentor? Badger Bridge is the place for you!

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L&S Career Services

Meet with a career advisor, write your resume, attend a networking event, find an internship and more.

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At the Finish Line

Prepare for graduation and commencement, and learn about how an L&S degree prepares you for a rewarding career.