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The following explains the expectations of the Degree name on the Diploma

Diplomas reflect the degree you received and do not specify majors.

Degree name formats vary from program to program. Specialized or professional degrees may list a major as part of its degree name.
You can verify your major's degree name by selecting the Majors, Options, and Degrees List PDF in this link.


Degree titles appear on both the diploma and transcript.
Degree title will appear as listed under Diploma Description on the Majors, Options, and Degrees List PDF in this link.
  • Example: Bachelor of Science
Major(s) appear on the student's transcript only.
Major title will appear as listed under Transcript Description on the Majors, Options, and Degrees List PDF in this link.
  • Example: Psychology BS
Certificates appear on the transcript only.
For a list of official UW-Madison certificates click the Certificates List PDF in this link.
  • Example: Certificate in Entrepreneurship.


For more information about diplomas, click here.




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Owner:Dana S.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2013-10-22 13:28 CDTUpdated:2020-02-13 10:39 CDT
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