ILS Students

ILS Certificate Program

The Integrated Liberal Studies (ILS) Certificate teaches you how to think critically, connect and apply your studies, and signifies that you have completed a comprehensive liberal arts education. You can complete most of your general education and breadth requirements in a cohesive manner within the ILS Program. The ILS Certificate is open to all undergraduate students at UW-Madison.

See the UW-Madison Guide’s ILS Certificate page for certificate requirements.


There are no prerequisites for declaring the ILS Certificate.

If you’re ready to declare the ILS Certificate, you can do so via the ILS Certificate Declaration Web Form. The ILS Academic Advisor will follow up with you by email within two business days with information on your remaining requirements and resources that may be helpful as you complete the ILS Certificate.

If you prefer to first connect with the ILS Academic Advisor, you are very welcome to schedule an advising appointment with advisor Laura Bradley via Starfish or to contact Laura with any questions at:



The ILS academic advisor supports prospective and declared ILS Certificate students as well as students who have questions about ILS classes. The ILS advisor can answer questions about certificate requirements, discuss ILS class options, review campus and community resources, and help you explore how ILS courses can fulfill degree requirements.

Laura Bradley, an ILS Certificate alum, is the Integrated Liberal Studies Academic Advisor.

In-person, virtual, and phone appointments with Laura can be scheduled via Starfish. For quick questions, you’re welcome to email Laura at:


Spring 2024 Integrative Diversity courses:

See the Spring 2024 Integrative Diversity course offerings here. For a complete list of ILS Integrative Diversity course options, see Guide.