An L&S student studies at a picnic table during spring. Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications
The College of Letters & Science enrolls over half of all UW–Madison students. With 70 undergraduate majors, 47 certificates, 62 Master's degrees and 52 Doctoral and professional degrees, we are the heart of this institution.
We are home to 39 academic departments, 22 non-departmental academic programs, five professional schools and 70 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. L&S enrolls more than 20,000 students and employs more than 3,000 faculty and staff.
Our liberal arts programs encompass every disciplinary field: the arts and humanities, the natural and physical sciences, and the social sciences. We train students to be critical thinkers, to listen and learn, to make arguments and articulate them, and be respectful in all that they do.
A student in Letters & Science will receive a world-class education that prepares graduates to make a good living and to live a good life.
Strengthening undergraduate education inside and outside the classroom is our highest priority.