The University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The university of Wisconsin-Madison is located in Madison, Wisconsin. It was established in 1848 and became a land-grant institution in 1866.

 

 

It is spread over nine hundred and thirty three acres of land and include four historic landmarks.

The university of Wisconsin-Madison comprises of twenty schools with student enrollment in thousands.
There are two thousand and fifty four faculty members in the university. The academic programs include undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs.
There are also one hundred and seven doctorate programs in the university.
The Carnegie classification of institutions of higher education ranked it as a very high research institution. The research expenditures of the University of Wisconsin-Madison are more than a billion dollars. The university is also a founding member of the Association of American universities.
The education offered by University of Wisconsin–Madison comparable to those of the Ivy League members.
According to the Association of research libraries, the University of Wisconsin has the thirteenth largest research library collection in America.  The campus library contains more than eight million volumes.
There are museums of geology, zoology, art and physics.
The University came into being when Wisconsin was incorporated as a state. The Wisconsin Constitution provided for the establishment of a state university to be governed by a board of regents and administered by a chancellor. The act that officially created the university was signed in 1846, by the first governor of Wisconsin.
Campus
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is the main campus of the university of Wisconsin system. It is a research university that has twenty associated colleges and schools. It offers education in the fields of education, agriculture, and mass communication, business, life sciences, journalism, engineering, letters and science, music, nursing, human ecology, social welfare and pharmacy.
There are also professional and graduate schools for library, environmental studies, law and information studies, public health, medicine, veterinary medicine and public affairs.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is situated almost a mile from the capital of Wisconsin state. It is situated on an isthmus between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. The entire campus is more than ten thousand acres in area. It includes several buildings designed by Arthur Peabody and J.T.W. Jennings.
The Bascom Hall – situated at the top of Bascom Hill – is the main campus. It was built in 1857. Over the years there have been several additions to the main structure. The office of the chancellor and vice chancellors are housed in this campus.
The music hall is a Victorian building built in 1878. It was officially named Music Hall in 1910. It serves as university’s opera and an important music venue.
Main Programs
Bachelor`s degree
Accounting
General Education
General Educational Leadership and Administration (master`s degree)
General English Language and Literature
Arts Management
General Art Studies
General Biology
General Biomedical Sciences
General Business Administration and Management (bachelor`s degree – popular)
General Management Information Systems
Spanish Language and Literature
Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Chemistry
Other Communication and Related Programs
General Computer and Information Sciences
General Economics
Native American Studies
French Language and Literature
General Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arts Management
General Business Administration and Management
General Management Information Systems
Other Interdisciplinary Studies
General Studies and Humanities (associate`s degree), Other Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Geology and Earth Science
General Design and Visual Communications
General History
Master`s degree
Other Visual and Performing Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
General Management Science
General Mathematics
General Biomedical Sciences
General Music
Nursing
Other Nursing
Public Administration
Social Work
Philosophy
General Political Science and Government
Developmental and Child Psychology
General Psychology (bachelor`s degree – popular)
Other Social Sciences
Urban Studies
General Drama and Theatre Arts
Urban Studies

 

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