CALS or L&S?

Four undergraduate majors at UW-Madison are shared by CALS and L&S: biochemistry, biology, environmental Sciences, and microbiology. Please meet with your advisor to discuss which college would be a better fit for you based on your interests, past coursework, and the kinds of experiences you’re looking for.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • The requirements for the major itself are identical, no matter whether you choose CALS or L&S.
  • Degree/breadth requirements, such as social science, humanities, and foreign languages, vary between colleges.
  • Honors programs and scholarship opportunities are college-specific.

To find out who your assigned advisor is on campus, please visit