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2004-05 Online Catalogue

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science

Students must comply with the degree requirements as stated in one edition of the Catalogue in place during the time they are enrolled. However, since the curriculum is viewed as a coherent whole, selected parts from different catalogues may not be counted. Students who do not complete the degree within seven years must comply with the requirements in the catalogue current at the date of readmission. Disputed rulings may be appealed to the Committee on Academic Standing.

  1. A student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 in a program comprised of a minimum of 122 semester hours to include two hours of physical education activities. Students receiving degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences may apply no more than 10 credits of Physical Education toward the 122 required for graduation. Students 25 years of age or older at the time of admission or students with a documented medical condition which precludes participation in such activities are exempt from the physical education requirement and must present a total of 120 hours of academic credit. Of the 122 credit hours required, 96 credits must be taken in courses offered by departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (except for the B.S. in Biological Science which requires 84 Arts and Sciences credit hours). The remaining 24 credits may be taken in courses offered by any academic unit of The University of Vermont, although no more than eight credits of Military Studies may apply toward the degree. Courses taken on a pass/no pass basis may not be used toward the completion of any requirement listed below under sections D and E and F.

  2. A student must be matriculated in the College of Arts and Sciences and in residence at UVM during the period in which he or she earns 30 of the last 45 credits of academic credit applied toward the degree.

  3. Guidelines for a Second Bachelor's Degree

    • The bachelor of science in the College of Arts and Sciences is not a tagged degree. As a consequence, someone who has completed a B.S. in Arts and Sciences ill not receive a second degree should he or she complete an additional major within the same degree.
    • If a B.S. graduate of Arts and Sciences is readmitted and/or completes an additional major beyond the one used towards the original diploma, the additional major and course work will be added to the transcript. A second degree will only be awarded when the additional coursework completed satisfies the requirements for a different degree with a different major from the one initially awarded (i.e. B.S. graduate with a major in chemistry completes requirements for a B.A. in physics).
    • Students who do not complete the degree within seven years must comply with the requirements in the catalogue current at the time of readmission.

  4. A student must complete the General Requirement Race Relations and Ethnicity in the United States. A student must complete the Distributive Requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree by completing six courses selected from at least two of the following areas: Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Literature, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Students opting for a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology must also complete the College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree and they may not use Psychology courses to fulfill the social sciences category. No courses applied toward satisfaction of the distributive requirements may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.

  5. A student must complete an approved Major in the College of Arts and Sciences by satisfying the requirements specified by the department or program supervising the major, and by maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 in the major field. No more than 50 credits in the major field may be used toward completion of the 122 hours of credit required for graduation. At least one-half of the credit hours used toward the major requirements must be taken at UVM. Of these at least 12 credits must be at or above the 100-level. Application of credits earned elsewhere toward completion of the major is subject to approval by the appropriate department chairperson or program director. No courses applied toward satisfaction of major requirements may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.

    Bachelor of Science (with optional minor) degree: A student electing this degree program must satisfy all of the requirements specified in sections A, B, C, D and E (above), as well as:

  6. A student must complete an approved minor in a field other than the major by satisfying the requirements specified by the department or program supervising the minor and by maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 in the minor field. Students electing a minor offered by the College must complete 96 hours in courses offered by departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The remaining 24 hours may be taken in courses offered by any academic unit at The University of Vermont. Students electing an approved minor offered by another school or college of the University (a cross-college minor) must complete 84 hours in courses offered by the departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The remaining 36 hours of credit, to include courses required for the minor, may be taken in courses offered by any academic unit of The University of Vermont. At least one-half of the credit hours used toward completion of the minor requirements must be taken at The University of Vermont, and application of credits earned elsewhere toward completion of the minor is subject to approval by the appropriate department chairperson or program director. No courses applied toward satisfaction of the minor requirements may be taken on a pass/no pass basis. No more than two of the courses from section C distribution requirements may be applied toward the completion of the minor requirements.

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