Undergraduate advising

To declare the Computer Sciences major:

  • Complete at least one CS course of at least 2 credits at UW-Madison with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete the online major declaration form. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. Students in schools/colleges outside of L&S will also need a secondary approval from their home school/college.

To declare the Computer Sciences certificate:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UW-Madison, in any major EXCEPT Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • Complete the online certificate declaration form. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.

Optional information session:

Attend an optional presentation and Q&A about declaring the Computer Sciences major. This event is most useful for freshman and sophomores exploring the major. This event is a small-group setting and will cover the information found on the online declaration forms. Several dates to choose from in April. Sign up to attend online. RSVP via this link

If you are a prospective student (e.g. high school student) and not yet enrolled at UW-Madison, please go to Visit Bucky to learn more about prospective student events.

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For further information, please contact advising@cs.wisc.edu.