Declarations for majors and certificates in the Department of Mathematics are by meeting with an advisor. For information about declaring and canceling the Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics interdisciplinary degree, please see the AMEP website.
Once you meet the requirements on the How to Get In tab in the Guide, you should schedule a meeting with a Math Major Advisor through Starfish to declare. Note that if you have transfer credit for MATH 221, 222, and 234, you will need to complete a MATH course beyond calculus at UW-Madison before declaring. This is typically a linear algebra course, but it need not be.
If your calculus GPA does not meet the 2.500 requirement, it may still be possible to declare a math major. Please meet with the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Mitch Keller, or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Benedek Valko, to discuss requirements for declaration.
Honors in the Major Declaration
Schedule a meeting with one of the honors advisors: Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Mitch Keller, and Honors Coordinator, Professor Andrew Zimmer. After your meeting, you will need to complete the L&S honors in the major declaration form.
Please schedule a meeting with a certificate advisor to discuss your plans and declare the math certificate. If you are debating between a math major and a math certificate, we strongly urge you to schedule with a major advisor, as they can also advise on certificates. However, the advisors available through our certificate advising profile do not do major advising.
Canceling a Math Program
To cancel a mathematics major or mathematics certificate, you can email us with your request to cancel your program. If you are considering switching a math major to a math certificate, we suggest scheduling a meeting with a major advisor or a certificate advisor, and then they can help with the change.
To cancel Honors in the Major in Mathematics while remaining declared in the mathematics major, you must complete the L&S Honors withdrawal form.