Declaring a Major in the College of Letters & Science

This section explains how a student declares or undeclares a major in the College of Letters & Science.

How do I declare a major in L&S?

Students declare a major by going to the major department's main office and speak with the major advisor about the possibility of declaring the major.  For example, if a student wants to declare a major in French and Chemistry, a student must go to both the Department of French & Italian and the Department of Chemistry to get assistance in declaring the majors.  The academic department will assist the student in declaring the major through the UW-Madison Student Information System (SIS) by filling out the online form once the student is eligible to declare the major.    

To undeclare a major, a student must go to the major department to speak with the undergraduate advisor or the appointed person in the department to assist the student in undeclaring the major through the UW-Madison Student Information System (SIS).

Some majors have limited enrolled so students must apply via application.  Entrance to these majors is competitive which means that not all students will necessarily be accepted even if they have minimum qualifications.  See the Guide for more detail information about the application or declaration process.  Students can find information about declaring a major in L&S under the How to Get in tab for each L&S undergraduate major, special degree program, or certificate.

Please contact the individual department or L&S Academic Advising Services with questions
Phone: (608) 262-5858
Email: lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu

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