What is the residence requirement for L&S undergraduate students?

The following section outlines the residence requirement for L&S undergraduate students.

The 30 minimum credits a student must earn in residence should be completed in the senior year (after a student has completed 86 degree credits).  This requirement intends to ensure that student's depth of study -- which should occur in more advanced-level courses, within the major, with faculty instruction, and in areas of research -- are uniquely UW-Madison experiences.  These credits do not have to be contiguous for the requirement to be met.  Because the requirement begins with the 87th credits, students have the flexibility to take four (4) credits out of residence in the senior year without needing to obtain special permission.  Exceptions to the senior residence requirement may be granted in cases where a student is in good academic standing and has a specific need to take fewer than 30 credits in their senior year. Consult an L&S academic dean for more information.
 
L&S Undergraduate students must also complete at least 15 credits in upper-level courses in their major(s) at UW-Madison. Refer to major requirements in the Guide to get more information about major residence requirements.

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Keywords:residence, senior residence rule, 30 credit rule, residence requirement, study abroad, UW-Extension, Independent Learning, transfer credits   Doc ID:38001
Owner:Tori R.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2014-02-26 15:23 CDTUpdated:2018-02-27 01:45 CDT
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