The following section gives information to L&S undergraduate advisors on how to get authorization to use the online major/certificate declaration e-form in helping students declare or cancel an L&S major, certificate or major option.
Any L&S undergraduate student interested in declaring or cancelling an L&S major, certificate or other option in the College of Letters & Science will need to meet with an academic advisor in the appropriate major department or unit. The major advisor will assist you in declaring the major when you are eligible to declare. See how to declare a major in L&S for more details on declaring an L&S major. Students can also do a What If DARS audit for a major to determine the requirements prior to meeting with a major advisor.
If an L&S undergraduate student wishes to pursue more than one L&S major, the student should also refer to how to declare a major in L&S for further details.
L&S students who wish to undeclare a major should speak with the major advisor about the steps they will need to take to cancel their L&S major.
Information about approved non-L&S majors for L&S degree-seeking candidates can be found at declaring a second major outside of L&S for L&S undergraduates.
If a non L&S undergraduate student (i.e., an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in another school/college on the UW-Madison campus) wishes to pursue an additional major in the College of Letters & Science, the following rules apply:
**Students should contact the L&S major department(s) for assistance in declaring a major in the College of Letters & Science.
***Students earning their undergraduate degrees in other schools/colleges on the UW-Madison campus (e.g., Business, CALS, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, Pharmacy) are not eligible to pursue/declare an L&S special degree. The L&S special degree programs are: Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics (AMEP), Landscape Architecture (BLA), BMUS, Social Work (BSW), Journalism (JBA), Journalism (JBS).
L&S departmental advisors working with undergraduate students who wish to declare a major in their particular department/unit will need to get access to the online major declaration e-form. Department advisors who wish to get access to the e-form will need to complete the security authorizations access request form. This form is located at:
Advisors will need to:
Once the departmental advisor has been authorized to use the e-form, they will be able to access the major/certificate declaration/cancellation e-form in SIS by going to:
Main Menu > Records and Enrollment > Dean/Dept Processing > Major/Certificate Requests
For more assistance in processing a major declaration or cancellation request, please contact the Registrar's Office at (608) 262-3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information regarding the major declaration process can be found in the NewMajorCertificateDeclarationDocumentation.pdf .
**L&S departments/units cannot use the online major/certificate declaration form if they are attempting to assist a non L&S undergraduate student declare a second major. L&S major advisors can ask permission to add a second major for non L&S undergraduate students by filling out the Qualtrics Survey. Once this form has been filled out by the authorized individual, the request will be routed to the particular student's UW-Madison school/college academic dean's office for approval and processing. Please make sure that you select the non-L&S undergraduate student's home school/college so the form is routed to the appropriate academic dean's office for review.