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Declaring a Second Major Outside of L&S

This section explains what an L&S undergraduate student will need to do in order to pursue an additional major outside of L&S.

The following information explains the policy for L&S undergraduates interested in declaring an additional major outside the College of Letters & Science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the School of Education.

Major Declaration Policy/Procedure for Additional Major Outside the College of Letters & Science (L&S):

Effective Fall 2020, L&S undergraduate students may declare one additional major in either the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) or the School of Education (SoE).  The four (4) options for L&S undergraduates are:

  1. Education Studies (SoE)
  2. Global Health (CALS)
  3. Health Promotion and Health Equity (SoE)
  4. Theatre and Drama (SoE)

These are currently the only non-L&S majors that L&S students may declare.  These additional majors are available to all L&S undergraduates (i.e. BA/BS, AMEP, BA/BS-Journalism, BA/BS-Social Work, and Bachelor of Music student) who meet admission requirements for the additional majors.  For more information about declaring one of the approved three majors can be found at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and  School of Education.    


**Students with second majors in L&S only need to fulfill L&S major requirements.  
  • An L&S undergraduate student cannot pursue two degree programs at the same time.  
  • An L&S undergraduate student who is interested in pursuing a second degree program/major outside of L&S must first complete his/her degree in L&S and then apply to the other school/college on the UW-Madison campus for a second undergraduate degree.

The following policies apply to L&S students with an additional non-L&S major:


  • At this time, only the four majors listed above are available for L&S undergraduates to pursue outside the College of Letters & Science. 
  • Prior to declaring one of the four approved non-L&S majors, L&S students must already have at least one L&S major declared.
  • In order to graduate, an L&S undergraduate must complete at least one L&S major in addition to all other L&S degree requirements.
  • L&S will not delay graduating students who have not completed the requirements for majors outside of L&S.  Thus, students with these additional CALS and Education majors will be graduated at the end of the term in which they complete their L&S requirements, even if the CALS or School of Education major requirements have not been completed. 
  • An L&S student who will be graduated without completing their declared CALS or School of Education major should work with their advisor in CALS or the School of Education to determine whether options are available to them to finish up their additional  major in CALS or Education. 

To declare an additional major outside L&S:  

An L&S student must meet with the major advisor for the Education Studies major, the Global Health major, the Health Promotion and Health Equity major, or the Theatre and Drama major to complete the major declaration form.  Once the form has been successfully completed and signed by the advisor, it should be forwarded to the appropriate person for processing.  The designated person in CALS and Education will send the completed major declaration form to the L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans' Services email account (LSDEANS@SAA.LS.WISC.EDU) for review.   Once the request to add the additional major has been approved, a dean's action will be submitted allowing the student to carry an additional non-L&S major in the College of Letters & Science.  The additional major will then appear on the  student's record. 


Students are expected to meet regularly with their CALS or School of Education academic advisor and their L&S major advisor regarding major and/or degree requirements.


To cancel a second L&S major: 

L&S students who have admitted to an additional major in CALS or Education and later wish to cancel the major must speak with their CALS or Education advisor to cancel the Education Studies major, Global Health (CALS), Health Promotion and Health Equity major, or Theatre and Drama major. Once the official paperwork for canceling the CALS or Education major has been completed, it should be forwarded to L&S Academic Deans' Services (LSDEANS@SAA.LS.WISC.EDU) for processing.


NOTES:

  • UW-Madison students not earning their undergraduate degree in the College of Letters & Science only need to fulfill L&S major requirements.
  • An L&S undergraduate student cannot pursue two degree programs at the same time.
  • An L&S undergraduate student who is interested in pursuing a second degree program/major outside of l&S must first complete his/her degree in L&S and then apply to the other school/college on the UW-Madison campus for a second undergraduate degree.



With questions, feel free to contact L&S Student Academic Affairs at (608) 262-0617 or lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu 

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Keywords:major declaration,second major outside Letters & Science, double major in two colleges, CALS, Education, Global Health, education studies, theatre and drama, health promotion and health equity, HPHE, non-L&S major, additional major   Doc ID:21166
Owner:Tori R.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
Created:2011-11-04 11:08 CDTUpdated:2020-05-21 20:18 CDT
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