Liu, Klein, and Weisshaar; photo by Jeffrey Shokler
Graduate student Baohua Liu (left), undergraduate Lawrence Klein (center) and
Professor James Weisshaar (right) confer on Klein's Honors Senior Thesis, which explores
the bending dynamics of DNA sequences by proteins such as IHF.
The L&S Honors Program attracts some of UW-Madison's most talented undergraduates who challenge and learn from each other while working closely with faculty members. By bringing students and professors closer together in small classes and individual research settings, the Honors Program fosters a feeling of community even as students push themselves to explore the very frontiers of knowledge. In addition to traditional course work, most Honors students pursue research projects of their own, and many find this experience so exciting that they go on to earn advanced degrees in the nation's best graduate and professional schools.

Join us if ...   

  • You love learning and are eager to get the most from your studies at the UW
  • You are willing to go beyond minimum requirements and confront new challenges in your efforts to learn and grow
  • You like the idea of studying in small, friendly settings with some of the best students and teachers at the UW
  • You are eager to get involved in original research at the cutting edge of knowledge, even as an undergraduate
  • You want to prepare yourself to apply to the best graduate and professional schools in the country
  • You believe in sharing your talents to benefit others
  • You are hungry for the skills, experiences and friendships that will launch you on a lifelong quest for knowledge and personal growth
Contact Information
L&S Honors Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washburn Observatory
1401 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1209
Phone: (608) 262-2984
Fax: (608) 263-7116