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Undergraduates kick off a new academic year on the first day of class in a Nutritional Sciences 132: Nutrition Today course taught by senior lecturer Peter Anderson in Agricultural Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 2, 2011. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

After dipping slightly in 2015-16, undergraduate enrollment in CALS increased slightly this year. The college welcomed just over 650 new students this fall, up from about 600 two years ago.

Of the 650 new students, about 540 of them are new freshmen, with the balance coming to the college as transfers.

The Office of the Registrar’s 6th Week Enrollment Report indicates the college has a total of 3,239 undergraduate students. Out of the total, 1,994 (62%) are women and 1245 (38%) are men. CALS also has 836 graduate students, split 455 (54%) women and 381 (46%) men.

Distribution of undergrads by major:

Agricultural and Applied Economics – 44
Agricultural Business Management – 75
Agronomy – 22
Animal Sciences – 161
Biochemistry* – 586 (CALS = 392)
Biological Systems Engineering – 229
Biology* – 1293 (CALS = 812)
Community & Environmental Soc. – 66
Dairy Science – 81
Entomology – 15
Environmental Science* – 152 (CALS = 115)
Food Science – 117
Forest Science – 33
Genetics – 304
Horticulture – 32
Landscape Architecture – 54
Life Sciences Communication – 136
Microbiology* – 227 (CALS = 173)
Nutritional Sciences** – 252
Plant Pathology – 22
Poultry Science – 3
Soil Science – 5
Wildlife Ecology – 72

*Joint with L&S

**Dietetics degree included

Undergraduate enrollment by major can be found in the Registrar’s 6th Week Enrollment Report here: registrar.wisc.edu/semester_enrollments.htm.

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