The College of Letters & Science is the heart of this great university. We are the largest academic unit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the heart of this great institution.
The strength of Letters & Science is the people. L&S is home to more than 800 faculty, 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 190,000 living alumni.
Gary Sandefur, Dean
College of Letters & Science
Fast Facts: An Overview of the College of Letters & Science at UW-Madison
- More than 800 Faculty
- Total students: 21,300 (2010)
- 17,080 undergraduates (2010)
- 4,184 graduate students (2010)
- 648,897 Total Hours (2009-10)
The College of Letters & Science is comprised of more than 35 departments, 60 interdisciplinary research centers and five professional schools across three broad divisions: arts and humanities, physical and natural sciences, and the social sciences.
- Undergraduate majors
- Master's, Doctoral and Professional degree programs
UW Madison's five most popular majors are in L&S.
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*The Biology major is offered jointly with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Total Degrees Conferred
- 3,644 undergraduate degrees (2009-10)
- 1,062 Ph.D and professional degrees (2009-10)
Total living alumni: 191,970 (2011)
Total Extramural Research Awards: $136.2 million (2009-10)
Federal Research Awards: $121.0 million (2009-10)