How to Declare a Major
http://pubs.wisc.edu/ug/majors_entrance.htm -- Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Majors
In most cases, students should contact his/her program adviser to declare or apply for a major.
Students should consult an adviser as early as possible to explore appropriate majors, and assure that they are preparing appropriately for their intended major.
Admission to UW-Madison does not necessarily guarantee admission to the major of a student's choice. Indicating an "intended" major on the application does not automatically enroll a student in a major. All majors have required procedures, and often prerequisites, for enrolling in the major.
Majors entered by declaration: Students enter some majors simply by completing a declaration of major form. All interested students who meet the minimum qualifications are admitted to the major. Students should review the program entry in the Undergraduate Catalog and contact the program adviser to declare the major.
Majors entered by application: Some majors have limited space and are entered by application. Entrance to these majors is competitive, which means that not all students will necessarily be accepted, even if they have the minimum qualifications. For programs that require a strong GPA for admission but don't specify a minimum GPA, the minimum GPA is listed in the chart as "competitive." Students should review the program entry in the Undergraduate Catalog and contact the program adviser to initiate the application process.
Students should ultimately look over the website and contact specific departments they are interested in with in-depth questions.
Graduating in four years. Most majors can be completed in four years with good planning.
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