SOAR Advising Group Options


 

 
CCAS Advising
 
The Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is an advising office for students who want to explore the many academic opportunities on campus before deciding on a major.  CCAS advisors are knowledgeable about all majors offered by the University. Each year, CCAS advisors work with approximately one-third of the students in the entering class.
For more information visit www.ccas.wisc.edu.
   
CALS Advising
 
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) offers 24 majors and degree programs focusing on food and agriculture, bioenergy, health and wellness, the environment, and community development. Our academic programs prepare students for careers in all areas of healthcare, research, or going into industry. CALS advisors work with students who are exploring within our college or the biosciences, and any student who is decided on their major in CALS.
 
For more information visit www.cals.wisc.edu/academics/areas-of-study/.
CALS welcomes and encourages students who are really interested in biosciences, but still exploring a major to join us at SOAR.
   
Business Advising
 
The Wisconsin School of Business is a limited enrollment, competitive admission program dedicated to creating a learning environment that responds to the needs of a multicultural society, prepares students for good citizenship in a global economy, and promotes socially responsible and ethical behavior.  The curriculum fosters the development of analytical, consultative, communication, leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.  Wisconsin BBA students may choose from 10 majors, a language certificate, and two specializations.  Students already admitted to the program through the direct admission process must select this advising option for SOAR.  Students interested in applying to the Wisconsin School of Business through the pre-business process once on campus should also select this option for SOAR.  For more information, see www.bus.wisc.edu/bba/mybiz.
   
Business Advising
 
The School of Education offers a wide variety of academic programs in:
 
  • EDUCATION – Elementary Education, Special Education, World Language Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Art Education, Music Education, and Physical Education.
  • THE ARTS– Art, Dance, and Theatre and Drama.
  • PRE-HEALTH – Kinesiology, Athletic Training, and Rehabilitation Psychology.
Prospective students are encouraged to see this website for a list of program offerings and links to detailed program requirements and admission information: www.education.wisc.edu/undergrad-programs.
   
 Business Advising
 
 
The College of Engineering offers twelve undergraduate degree programs for students who wish to make the world a better place through innovative leadership, effective communication, and creative problem solving to tackle society's grand challenges. You will apply your comprehensive strengths in math, physics, chemistry, additional science and liberal studies disciplines to solve practical problems in traditional fields as well as in emerging fields such as nanotechnology, sustainability and renewable energy. Engineering is a limited-enrollment program. Students who were directly admitted to an engineering program should make a SOAR reservation with the College of Engineering.
 
Students are also encouraged to visit our web site for a list of degree offerings, and detailed degree requirements: https://www.engr.wisc.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics/.
   
Business Advising
SoHE combines science, creativity and curiosity to improve the quality of human life and formulate new solutions to some of life’s oldest problems. Our students become leaders in multiple industries, building on their understanding of the entire human ecology -- individuals, families, communities, and the marketplace. Find a major in Personal Finance, Retailing and Consumer Behavior, Interior Architecture, Textiles and Fashion Design, Human Development and Family Studies, and Community and Nonprofit Leadership.
 
   
Business Advising
 
The College of Letters & Science (L&S) is our liberal arts college and is the home for half of our undergraduates. Our size benefits students in countless ways; and we offer programs and opportunities that will bring you close to people and ideas.  Courses offered span the entire spectrum of subjects in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.  These courses provide the foundation of a liberal arts education that allows you to develop breadth of knowledge and skills in a variety of subjects, as well as depth in your chosen major. And, a majority of employers are looking for graduates with this broadening form of education.
 
L&S embraces the value of exploration.  That is why about two-thirds of students admitted to L&S explore majors with Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS). Students who are exploring majors within L&S should seek advising with CCAS.  Students who have already decided on an L&S major should seek advising with the College of Letters and Science.
 
For more information visit http://saa.ls.wisc.edu/attending-soar.htm
   
Business Advising
 
The Letters & Science Honors Program supports students who have successfully applied to and been admitted to the L&S Honors Program. First-year L&S Honors students have diverse interests, can be either decided or undecided about their intended major(s), and can take advantage of a variety of programs and certificates across campus while pursuing an Honors degree.
 
For more information, visit https://honors.ls.wisc.edu/.
   
Business Advising
 
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares students for professional nursing careers. It is a limited-enrollment program with a separate, competitive application process. Students apply to the nursing school during their sophomore year to begin the two-year nursing major their junior year. At SOAR, nursing advisors will help students select first-year courses, while also reviewing the admission criteria and application process for the nursing school.
 
For more information, visit nursing.wisc.edu.
   
Business Advising
 
The goal of the School of Pharmacy is to enhance the quality of life through the discovery, development, and appropriate use of medications. Both of our degree programs combine mathematics, chemistry, and biology. If you like these subjects and would like to use them to enhance your ability to treat and cure disease and to help people, consider the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, which is a professional degree for students who would like to become pharmacists, or the B.S.-Pharmacology & Toxicology program, which is a science major/baccalaureate degree for students who want to learn more about both the beneficial and adverse effects of chemicals and medications. Students interested in applying for the School of Pharmacy should select this option for SOAR. 
 
For more information visit pharmacy.wisc.edu/saa.
   
Business Advising
 
The School of Music offers professional Bachelor of Music degrees as well as a liberal arts major that allows students to combine a Music major with any undergraduate degree at UW.  Music majors can choose to focus on classical instrumental or vocal performance, music education (teaching certification program), jazz studies, or music composition.  Students who auditioned for and have been admitted to the School of Music should select this option for SOAR, even if they plan to earn another major and/or have been admitted to the L&S Honors Program.
 
Students considering music education who are not already admitted to the School of Music should advise with the School of Education.  Students planning performance or jazz studies but not admitted to the School of Music may select this option for SOAR. Students not admitted will need to apply by October 31 and will be required to audition the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving for possible spring admission to the School of Music.