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University of Wisconsin-Madison Review

Madison, WI, 500 Lincoln Dr
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University of Wisconsin-Madison is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 42,716 students and offering 397 degrees in Madison, WI.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
1
Human and Social Sciences
2,387 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
9
3
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
1
3
Anthropology
63
7
4
Asian Studies/civilization
39
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
24
0
2
Comparative Literature
3
3
1
Counseling Psychology
14
2
Educational Psychology
31
11
Family and Community Services
48
History
200
14
20
Human Development and Family Studies
116
International/global Studies
155
International Relations and Affairs
18
Jewish/judaic Studies
2
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
28
1
Library and Information Science
88
0
Linguistics
21
5
3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
5
0
5
Philosophy
62
8
6
Political Science
330
6
11
Psychology
328
19
9
Public Policy Analysis
40
Religion/religious Studies
17
Rural Sociology
39
0
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
6
Scandinavian Studies
7
0
2
Social Work
90
172
4
Sociology
164
7
26
South Asian Studies
22
3
0
Southeast Asian Studies
2
Women's Studies
48
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Mathematics and Science
2,017 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
63
0
Astronomy
4
3
Astrophysics
12
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
21
12
4
Biochemistry
158
1
15
Biology
518
Biometry/biometrics
1
Biophysics
1
3
Biotechnology
24
Botany
11
2
3
Chemistry
69
30
54
Conservation Biology
33
Endocrinology
1
1
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
9
Entomology
5
7
3
Environmental Chemistry
3
2
Epidemiology
1
Genetics
77
3
4
Geography
46
3
5
Geology/earth Science
52
11
4
Geophysics and Seismology
3
0
Human/medical Genetics
6
Mathematics
166
31
15
Microbiology
87
12
9
Microbiology and Immunology
27
0
Molecular Biochemistry
0
Molecular Biology
26
1
24
Neuroscience
0
12
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
2
4
Oncology and Cancer Biology
2
8
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
4
Physics
43
8
35
Physiology
0
1
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
7
6
3
Statistics
42
12
13
Zoology
120
1
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,971 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
152
88
Business Administration and Management
130
5
Commerce
83
11
Consumer Economics
18
Development Economics and International Development
0
Economics
545
71
27
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
0
16
4
Finance
235
34
Financial Planning and Services
31
Insurance
71
3
International Business
31
Marketing/marketing Management
188
32
Operations Management and Supervision
36
9
Real Estate
60
21
Retailing and Retail Operations
62
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
1,637 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
78
41
15
Chemical Engineering
76
4
30
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
22
2
Civil Engineering
95
28
10
Computer Engineering
66
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
79
136
42
Engineering
1
Engineering
53
Engineering Mechanics
22
6
2
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
0
Environmental Science
33
Environmental Studies
106
Environmental Toxicology
0
4
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
16
4
Geological/geophysical Engineering
34
3
0
Industrial Engineering
79
54
10
Land Use Planning and Management/development
15
14
Landscape Architecture
23
4
Materials Engineering
25
20
10
Mechanical Engineering
222
46
25
Natural Resources/conservation
7
Nuclear Engineering
31
33
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Education and Liberal Arts
1,527 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
0
Applied Mathematics
11
Art Studies
73
44
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
38
6
7
Art Teacher Education
3
1
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
4
Chinese Language and Literature
22
2
2
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
0
0
Creative Writing
6
Curriculum and Instruction
38
18
Educational Leadership and Administration
60
24
Elementary Education and Teaching
94
English Language and Literature
232
16
24
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
1
French Language and Literature
54
7
7
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
22
6
4
Hebrew Language and Literature
1
1
1
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
10
2
2
Italian Language and Literature
12
2
1
Japanese Language and Literature
19
4
0
Latin Language and Literature
1
Mathematics Teacher Education
0
Music Teacher Education
10
0
Polish Language and Literature
3
Portuguese Language and Literature
7
1
0
Russian Language and Literature
12
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
2
0
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
3
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
2
4
Social Studies Teacher Education
9
Spanish Language and Literature
219
6
6
Special Education and Teaching
41
8
6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
290
6
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
1,260 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist
10
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
92
25
4
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
0
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
8
10
Health/medical Physics
27
16
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
99
8
5
Medical Scientist
3
1
Medicine
153
Nursing Practice
11
Nutrition Sciences
91
0
2
Occupational Therapy/therapist
24
Pharmaceutical Sciences
0
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
1
5
Pharmacology
2
4
Pharmacology and Toxicology
21
Pharmacy
133
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
1
1
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
5
Physical Therapy/therapist
39
Physician Assistant
0
53
Public Health
38
Registered Nurse
183
1
4
Veterinary Medicine
81
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences
0
0
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
71
24
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Agriculture
497 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business and Management
45
Agricultural Communication/journalism
90
3
Agricultural Economics
22
6
6
Agricultural Engineering
55
8
5
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
8
Agronomy and Crop Science
15
0
1
Animal Sciences
34
2
4
Dairy Science
17
7
6
Food Science
42
3
6
Forest Sciences and Biology
8
Forestry
3
6
Horticultural Science
12
2
1
Plant Genetics
3
7
Poultry Science
2
Soil Science and Agronomy
6
7
0
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
3
7
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
31
8
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
382 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
2
1
Law
222
Legal Studies
123
34
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
319 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
205
56
23
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Communication
0
Management Information Systems
12
Systems Engineering
23
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
246 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
222
7
Mass Communication
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
148 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
10
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
26
16
1
Fine and Studio Arts Management
5
Interior Design
23
Music
13
3
6
Music Performance
14
15
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
15 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Educational Psychology
Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Library and Information Science
Mechanical Engineering
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse
*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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
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
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 24 Reviews
Alumni
BS Agricultural Life Sciences / Journalism, Class of 1984

Young Alumni Associations, Internships, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agricultural Economics, Class of 1985

many... ag school was small so we had great access to profs, grad students and group study

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1977

I graduated way too long ago for this question to be relevant!!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Doctor of Medicine, Class of 2013

The entire 4th year is laid out to interview for residency spots.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A., English, Class of 1993

None, when I went there.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Arts in History, Class of 2007

they provide what your typical university provides, critical thinking tools, knowledge of the broader global world, confidence to continue in the real world, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Conservation Biology, Class of 2003

I don't remember because it was 12 years ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Library Studies, Class of 1991

This was the dawn of the internet, mind you, so there were no networking "tools," per se. The faculty were the best resource.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Communication Arts, Class of 1987

Critical thinking. Also, back then, requiring correct grammar was a thing. Doesn't seem to be nowadays.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing and Management, Class of 1994

I don't know. I graduated 20 years ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Natural Resources Conservation & Management, Class of 2005

Job fairs, Fieldwork projects, forestry curriculum

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1997

I graduated college 18 years ago. I have no idea what they offer now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
history, Class of 2002

different courses on almost anything to help you with your career

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Class of 2014

Plenty of student org groups that do networking with alum. Advanced and specialized curriculum - in my case microbiology labs and research opportunities - that help prepare for grad school or careers.