Areas of Study

UW-Madison Agricultural Hall

The college offers 24 majors that span 6 Areas of Study. These areas allow for the development of specialized skills while creating opportunities to collaborate on multifaceted issues affecting food and agriculture, energy, health and the environment.

Being a student in CALS means having limitless opportunity to study in your area of interest. You can study plants and animals from the genes up. Or study people in areas such as health and nutrition to rural communities, to the global economics of food, and how we communicate about the life sciences. At CALS, you can look at wildlife, habitat and of course agricultural crops and livestock in every part of the world. We look at the natural resources that sustain life: soils, groundwater lakes, streams and forests and we look to better them. If life is involved, so are we.