General Undergraduate Terms
- Each school and college within at U.W. Madison has a set of requirements that students must complete to earn a degree. Degrees are offered at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral level. The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers 2 Bachelor’s of Science degrees: Dietetics and Bachelor of Science.
- Both degree programs (Dietetics, Bachelor of Science) offer one major – Nutritional Sciences. A specific degree program may offer more than one major. A specific major may be found in more than one degree program.
- DARS is an automated degree audit system, developed at Miami University of Ohio, which produces a document called a DARS report (or DARS audit). DARS is intended to enhance the advising process by providing an immediate analysis of how a student is progressing toward completion of a degree. Your DARS report is a record of your progress toward a degree. It shows which requirements have been completed and which requirements still remain to be completed. With a few exceptions, DARS reports are available to undergraduate students. Because DARS uses the on-line student record, the course data should be up-to-date. This allows a student to verify how these courses fulfill requirements and make any changes, if necessary, before the semester begins. For students who are interested in pursuing other majors or degree programs, “what-if” DARS reports can be run to see how these courses might count toward other programs.