Academic Policies and General Information
Admissions Requirements and Recommendations by UVM College/School
Each of the University's undergraduate colleges and schools reserves the right to set additional requirements for their majors and to recommend courses of study beyond the minimum presented below.
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Required courses: One year of biology and one year of chemistry for science majors.
Recommended: Candidates are strongly encouraged to take one year of physics and at least one year of math beyond Algebra II (calculus is preferred).
College of Arts & Sciences
Recommended: Course work across the span of liberal arts disciplines; four years of math, including trigonometry; foreign language study all four years of high school.
School of Business Administration
Required: Four years of mathematics with high achievement, including at least one year beyond Algebra II. Trigonometry or pre-calculus courses are preferred.
Recommended: Additional science work.
College of Education & Social Services
Recommended: One year of biology for Human Development and Family Studies and Social Work majors.
Math and science course work beyond the minimum for teacher education majors.
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
Required: Four years of mathematics, including trigonometry or pre-calculus. One year of chemistry and one year of physics for all engineering majors. All other majors: two years of a laboratory-based science.
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Required: One year of biology.
Recommended: Fourth year of college preparatory math and additional science.
Required: Admission to one of the seven undergraduate schools, and colleges at UVM.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Required courses: One year of biology and one year of chemistry for all majors; four years of math, including trigonometry, for all majors outside of nursing; one year of physics for athletic training majors.
Recommended: One year of high school physics for Radiation Therapy; Nuclear Medicine Technology; and Medical Laboratory Science majors.