Welcome to the Biosciences at UW–Madison!
What could be more fascinating than the study of life? And with a discipline as dynamic an wide-ranging as biology, the possibilities for study are incredibly diverse. At UW–Madison, the biosciences are housed in seven different schools and colleges, with over 30 undergraduate majors to choose from. You can study soils, food science, pharmacology, evolution, landscape architecture, kinesiology, wildlife ecology, physical anthropology, biomedical engineering, or a multitude of other fields. You also have the option to focus in on one field or explore several.
With so many options, you can create a unique path of study that suits your skills and interests. Part of the mission of the Institute for Biology Education is to help you do just that.
For Prospective Students
If you're thinking about applying to UW–Madison and studying biology, we'll help you learn about what UW–Madison has to offer and guide you through some initial choices you'll need to make if you decide to apply.
For Incoming Students
If you've already applied and been accepted, the resources on this website can help you make the next set of decisions, get the most out of your SOAR (student orientation, advising, and registration) sessions, get connected with other bioscience students, and make a great start your first year. Resources in the undergraduate section of this site and at the Institute itself can help you take full advantage of UW–Madison throughout your career here. Downloading our brochure of basic information for incoming students in the biosciences is a good place to start.
Have more questions? Talk to us!
We'd love to talk to you in person, and we're happy to answer questions by phone or email. To ask a question or make an appointment, call 262-6836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our expert Biological Sciences Advisor has the cross-campus knowledge to help with everything from figuring out if UW–Madison has what you're looking for to helping you choose a major.
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