Academics

UW–Madison offers instruction in more than 100 fields, with more than 4,700 course listings. Learning takes place in a variety of settings — from traditional classrooms, to undergraduate research opportunities, to service-learning experiences in the community. Additional opportunities for growth range from 800 student organizations to unique residential learning communities.

Quick facts

  • Courses:

    4,793
  • Undergraduate majors:

    136
  • Certificate programs:

    94
  • Masterʼs programs:

    148
  • Doctoral and professional programs:

      120
  • Faculty:

    2,189

Resources

The Wisconsin Experience

UW–Madison students are expected to apply learning inside and outside the traditional classroom in ways that have a positive impact on the world. Known as the Wisconsin Experience, this principle draws upon opportunities ranging from conducting research to embracing entrepreneurship to developing multicultural competency.
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Students working at a computer

Students turn in their end-of-the-semester project folders during Introductory Biology 152, a required course for biology majors, held in Bascom Hall.

Global Competency

The world is at their feet