Can I “double major” with AMEP?

You can add an additional major (or majors) onto your AMEP degree. Some students add on a major closely related to AMEP such as Computer Science or Astronomy-Physics to better suit what they want to learn in college. These majors are also easier to add on since it’s only a few additional classes needed to earn them. A few students have added a major outside of the “hard sciences” but understand that it takes a lot of extra work and time to complete all the requirements. Many students will add certificates to their degree to learn more about topics that interest them without committing to a full major.

Adding a major onto your BS-AMEP degree means that you only need to fulfill the core major requirements of your additional major. The degree requirements for a typical degree in your additional major’s School or College do not apply to you, you must complete the AMEP degree requirements.

Can I “double major” with AMEP and Engineering?

No. AMEP is its own Bachelor of Science degree (BS-AMEP) in the College of Letters and Science. UW students can only receive one undergraduate degree. Since the College of Engineering doesn’t have majors, only degrees, a student cannot receive a BS-AMEP and an Engineering degree. 

What is the AMEP major code in DARS?

AMP 072

Is AMEP an accredited Engineering program?

No. AMEP is not a degree awarded by the College of Engineering. However, in today’s workplace, an AMEP degree may be more flexible than an engineering degree.

I am not sure what branch of engineering to focus on, can you help?

The College of Engineering has a self-paced Canvas course that is designed to teach students about different engineering disciplines and careers.

I am interested in Mathematical Biology. Can AMEP help me?

Certainly. The intersection of mathematics, physics and biology is an exciting area to be in. Several applied math faculty do research in mathematical biology and could guide you.

I am a recruiter interested in AMEP students. Who should I contact?

Thank you for your interest in the particular talents of the AMEP program’s students! Please contact the current faculty program director.

I am interested in contributing to the AMEP program. Who should I contact?

Thank you for your support of AMEP! You may make a donation online through the UW-Foundation or you may contact the current faculty program director directly if you would like to discuss further.

I still have questions. Who can I ask?

If it is a question best answered by an advisor, please see the Advising page for people to contact. All other questions may be sent to amep@math.wisc.edu.