University of Vermont

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Schools, Colleges and Continuing Studies

Though one university, UVM contains seven academic colleges or schools, an honors college, a medical school, a graduate school, an adult continuing studies division and an extension program.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences learn how to make a difference in our changing world. Rigorous course work, research in state-of-the-art labs, hands-on experiences and relevant internships provide students with the knowledge, skills and values that will help them solve important societal problems and ensure a healthy, more sustainable planet.

College of Arts and Sciences

Half of the university's undergraduate students choose majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, and every UVM student pursues course work in the liberal arts, the foundation of intellectual inquiry. The college boasts a distinguished faculty, a wealth of academic resources, a 200-year tradition of scholarship and more than 40 majors, from anthropology to zoology.

College of Education and Social Services

How do families stay together? How do children learn? What are the roots of poverty? Questions like these are at the heart of academic programs in the College of Education and Social Services. Students pursue one of three directions: human development and family studies, social work or teacher education.

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Programs in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences are built around innovative research, work experience and intensive course work. Professors and students work closely together on design, lab work and theories. The college has a variety of focused, nationally funded research that provides opportunities for undergraduates.

College of Medicine

For nearly 200 years, the College of Medicine has been a place where compassionate, dedicated physicians are educated, where leading-edge medical research takes place, where the most advanced knowledge is brought to patient care and where the community can find numerous resources. An innovative curriculum integrates the basic sciences and clinical experiences throughout students' four years of study. The college also has taken a cross-disciplinary approach to medical research, building on its strengths in several key areas: cardiovascular disease; cancer; neuroscience; lung biology; environmental pathology; and addiction treatment and prevention. Students pursue the M.D., Ph.D. or combined M.D.-Ph.D. degrees.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Transformation is the watchword of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Students learn to transform the lives of patients one day, one hour, at a time. They also transform their own lives by becoming passionate, insightful and courageous health-care leaders. The college emphasizes hands-on learning, and next door is one of northern New England's premier teaching hospitals, where students learn the clinical side of the profession alongside prominent researchers and practitioners. The college boasts more than 400 other placement facilities around the state, country and globe.

Continuing and Distance Education

Continuing Education (CE) serves the University of Vermont's commitment to lifelong learning and statewide outreach. Through the development and delivery of courses and programs on the UVM campus, online, and at designated off-campus locations (regionally, nationally, and internationally), Continuing Education connects the resources of the university with the needs of diverse non-degree students year-round and undergraduate and graduate students during the summer and winter sessions.

Graduate College

Although the Graduate College was established formally in 1952, the university recognized early the value of graduate education, awarding its first master's degree in 1807. Today, the Graduate College offers 45 master's and 20 doctoral programs. The combination of sound library holdings, laboratories, and computer facilities, along with the engaging size of the university, affords a unique opportunity to pursue high quality graduate programs in a challenging yet personable environment.

Honors College

The Honors College offers an intensely focused, academically challenging environment for some of the university's most outstanding undergraduate students. The Honors College involves a broad cross-section of the university community, existing not as a cloistered academic enclave but as a vital part of that larger community. The Honors College is above all a community of scholars — students and faculty — committed to the ideals of excellence in scholarship, academic rigor, and intellectual inquiry and engagement.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Within minutes of wetlands, forests, mountains and Lake Champlain, the Rubenstein School offers extraordinary field study opportunities. These are guided by a caring and acclaimed faculty. Special facilities within the school include a spatial analysis laboratory, aquatic research vessel, lakeside Ecosystem Science Center, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and specialized laboratories for investigating tree physiology, forest carbon dynamics, fisheries, watershed science, parks and other natural systems.

School of Business Administration

Business study at the University of Vermont is concerned with character, leadership and vision. The school prepares students for careers in management in a dynamic global economy and fosters recognition of the importance of ethical, social, and environmental responsibility. Concentrations include: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, international management, management and the environment, management information systems, and production and operations. Students focus on one, but they are exposed to each.