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Future undergraduate students looking to major in a field within the College of Letters & Science will find a lot of their questions answered here.

We have information specifc for anyone interested in applying to an undergraduate program in the College of Letters & Science as freshmen, transfer, online/distance, or non-degree/audit students. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us at

Prospective students and family members: Ask us (and every college you are considering) questions about these topics!

  • Requirements for your intended major
  • Research opportunities in your major
  • Sample career outcomes of our alumni
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Internship and experiential learning opportunities in your major

Student Types

Information for high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
New Freshman
For students who have attended any two-year or four-year college or university previously.
Transfer Student
For students who intend to earn a degree by taking only online classes.
For individuals seeking to take a class but not earn a degree or credential from UWM.


Understand the different advisors you may be assigned and their role in supporting your educational journey.
Undergraduate Advising
Various types of honors are given to students based on academic performance. Learn about the different honors options and honors societies.
Understand what placement options exist for different subject areas, credit loads, and more.
Placement Information


Overview of scholarships available through the College of Letters & Science.
Letters & Science Scholarships

Experiential Learning

Campus Resources

UWM offers a wide range of on-campus resources, such as academic support and mental health resources. Students also find community within our student centers.

Photo of UWM Campus from above looking south, with downtown Milwaukee in background.