L&S Major Declaration Information

The following section provides information on declaring a major in the College of Letters & Science for L&S undergraduate students.

All L&S undergraduate students must declare at least one (1) major by the time they have earned 86 credits in order to graduate.   Detailed information about declaring a major is located at:

How to Declare and Cancel a Major

Major Declaration Policy

Information about L&S majors and special degree programs can be found at:

Majors, Certificates, and Concentration Programs

Declaring a major is an essential part of a student's academic career at UW-Madison and is very important for graduating in a timely manner.   Students are encouraged to declare a major as soon as possible once they have decided on their particular academic area of interest and have met the requirements for declaration.   Student must go to the individual department(s) in order to declare a major or special degree program (e.g., AMEP, JBA, JBS, BMUS, BSW, etc.). 

All L&S undergraduates must declare a major by the time they have at least 86 credits (senior standing).    Students with senior standing should speak with their undergraduate advisor(s) as soon as possible if they have not declared a major yet.  Additional information can be found at:  

How to declare a major

Find my advisor

How to schedule an appointment with my advisor

Requirements that Apply to All Majors

Majors, Certificates, and Concentration Programs 

The College of Letters & Science Degrees

BA/BS Degree Requirements


Contact L&S Student Academic Affairs/Academic Dean's Office with any further questions:
Phone: (608) 262-0617
Email: lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu