Declaring a Second Major Outside of L&S for L&S Undergraduates

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.  

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

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 submit a request to declare the major electronically 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 Student Information System (SIS) 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.


With questions, feel free to contact L&S Student Academic Affairs at (608) 262-0617 or 

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