Undergraduate advising

To declare the undergraduate 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 undergraduate 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. 

Information sessions:
Students who are considering or planning a major in Computer Sciences are encouraged, but not required, to attend an information session. Information sessions will cover requirements and course planning as well as involvement opportunities.

Computer Sciences Major Info Session Dates:
Sign up for a session here! Sessions are for current UW-Madison students.

Friday, March 31 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Computer Sciences Bldg. RM 1325
Friday, April 7 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Computer Sciences Bldg. RM 1221
Friday, April 14 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Computer Sciences Bldg. RM 1325
Friday, April 21 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Computer Sciences Bldg. RM 1221


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