University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Wisconsin-Madison.*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Check out the online programs offered at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (333 East Campus Mall #8104)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics)
Didactic Program in Dietetics Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
How has the genetic makeup of human beings advanced over time? How does brain circuitry influence people’s aggressive behavior? Students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can answer questions like these when they enroll in the school’s biology program, which allows them to concentrate on evolutionary or neurobiology. But the study of biology in this program does not end with Homo sapiens. Students with a green thumb may choose to focus their studies on plant biology, where they learn the anatomy, physiology, and genetics of plants. To augment their work in the classroom, students can participate in bioscience programs sponsored by the BioCommons—an educational innovation center housed in Steenbock Library that promotes networking with professors, participating in collaborative projects, and attending installments of a bioscience lecture series. And for the budding scientist who wants to bring work home, Madison has the BioHouse Learning Community, a residence hall where bioscience majors can live among students who share their same interests, challenges, and goals.
Originally from Los Angeles, I got a lot of confused reactions when I told people I would be going to Wisconsin to study art. It’s not the first place you think of, but their art programs are unparalleled. The quality of equipment, tools, and talent in those art studies would surprise many. Art majors tend to find a supportive community in those long, late hours in the studios whether they’re painting, neon light sculpting, or glass blowing. As well as having the option to explore all those mediums through the vast amounts of classes offered, I was able to use my electives to take religion, philosophy, and political science classes. I was very thankful that I was able to study what I love without it limiting my education to just art classes, prerequisites, and related requirements.
The University of Wisconsin has an incredible Journalism program. I was able to finish both the strategic communication and reporting tracks in under four years. While many majors have a very specific focus, Wisconsin's journalism school prepares students for countless careers in the communication field. After graduating, I felt I had expert knowledge in everything from reporting and public relations to account management and digital advertising. I originally decided to major in Journalism because of my love for writing, but I was introduced to a whole new world of possibilities that has led to my current marketing job at CloserIQ.
Many of the professors I was lucky to know within the Journalism school were fantastic and very engaging, but one definitely stood out for me: Professor James Baughman. I took three different classes with Professor Baughman in my four years, and in each one, he found unique ways to connect with his students and hammer his points home. While his teaching style is hard to describe in a few words, I can say he was dedicated to ensuring students paid attention and enjoyed his classes, whether that meant doing impressions of famous historians he was lecturing about (his Eleanor Roosevelt impression was spot on!) or giving students nicknames that fit the material we were learning. He somehow always managed to find the perfect way to ensure we never forgot the important facts.
I had a difficult time deciding on a career path while I was in college, and because of this I ended up switching majors four or five times. Unlike a lot of schools, UW-Madison gives its students the freedom to take classes outside of their fields of study and explore their academic surroundings. I was not only able to drastically change my major several times with ease, but also take a plethora of interesting, non-major classes as electives. At the end of my studies, I had attained a degree in French, but I had taken everything from Organic Chemistry to Interracial Literature to TV and Film Studies and more—all thanks to UW’s understanding that going to college isn’t just about preparing for a career, it’s about getting an education.
I didn’t start school intending to major in Spanish, and certainly never intended to have two majors. I passed into an advanced level of Spanish my freshman year and really enjoyed it, plus I always knew I wanted to study abroad. Before I knew it, I was spending a year studying in Quito, Ecuador and majoring in Spanish. What I especially loved about the Madison program was that we had two emphases to choose from: linguistics or literature. I chose linguistics and positively loved it. When I studied abroad, there were many other schools from around the U.S. that attended the same university. I recall one of our Ecuadorian professors commenting that the students from UW-Madison were by far the best at Spanish compared to all the other schools. I was very proud to hear that, and in turn, very proud to be a Badger.
My favorite thing about Wisconsin academically is that we have a very wide range of classes you can take outside your major. As a journalism and mass communications major, there was a lot of room outside of my assigned classes to take classes that interested me outside of my intended career path. I think that this allowed me to come out of college as a more well-rounded person with knowledge about topics that I generally might not know as much about, such as information I learned from one of my favorite classes on campus, African American Music.
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