Future Students

Are you curious to discover how our living world works and how you can improve it?
You can find a home in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

CALS brings together students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds to create an enriching and welcoming culture that produces socially aware graduates who will make local and global impacts.

CALS students gain critical thinking, research and communication skills that lead them to careers in a wide variety of industries and public service — including biotechnology, healthcare, food and agriculture — and prepare them well for graduate and professional studies at top-ranked institutions.

Did you know?

> 50%

CALS students double major or complete at least one certificate

$1.3 Million

CALS scholarships awarded in addition to University scholarships, grants and loans


CALS students have an advisor in their chosen field from day one

> 50%

CALS students earn credit for research experiences in labs and internships


CALS respondents agree or strongly agree their college experience prepared them for the next step in their career path

4 Years

CALS Students in all majors graduate in four years on average

Hear from current students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences about their majors, classes, student organizations, research, internships, and all other parts of their student experiences here in CALS!

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Signature Experiences

CALS signature experiences encourage students to pursue their passions successfully in the classroom and beyond.

Areas of Study

We explore global questions in:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Food and agriculture
  • Biological sciences
  • Sustainability, natural resources and the environment
  • Business, communication and society

Student Services

CALS professionals help students navigate their UW–Madison educational experience with academic and career advising, and other support to meet student needs.

CALS believes diversity is a source of strength, creativity and innovation for campus, and we value and respect what each person brings to the table, including alumni, faculty, staff and students from historically underrepresented groups.

Have Questions?

Contact our CALS Student Ambassadors at ambassadors@cals.wisc.edu or plan a visit!

Office of Academic Affairs

116 Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:30pm

For current & prospective student general inquiries:
Phone: 608.262.3003
Email: academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu