Bioscience Exploration 

UW-Madison is a great place for undergraduates to study the life sciences. There are over 30 different undergraduate majors within six different schools/colleges. The links below provide brief information on each undergraduate major in the biological sciences: a description of the field of study, possible careers, special opportunities, additional information, and selected required courses. For a list of bioscience majors by school and college, please click here. Additional information for each major can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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Bioscience Majors by Topic Area


       Animal Biology                                Environmental Biology                    Food/Nutrition



       Human Biology                           Microbial Biology                         Plant Biology


Bioscience Majors by Level of Biology



Cellular/Sub-Cellular Level                 Organismal Level                     Population/Community Level


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