2011-12 Online Catalogue
Requirements for All Undergraduate Degree Students
College and School Requirements
Undergraduate degrees are conferred on the recommendation of the colleges/schools. Specific degree requirements may be found in the catalogue sections devoted to the respective colleges/schools.
To be eligible for graduation, a student must have attained a cumulative grade-point average sufficient to meet the minimum requirements for the college/school in which the student is officially enrolled. Beginning with the class of 1984, the minimum grade-point average for graduation is 2.00. Grades in courses accepted for transfer credit are excluded in computing this average.
UVM Residency in Last 30 of 45 Credit Hours
Every degree candidate must have taken 30 of the last 45 credit hours (15 of the last 30 for two-year students) in residence at the University before being awarded their degree. An exception to this rule exists for those students who have completed three years of premedical study in the University and are awarded their degrees after successful completion of one year of study in any approved college of medicine. Other exceptions to this rule may be made only upon decision of the dean or the appropriate faculty committee of the student's college/school.
Second Bachelor's Degree
To earn another bachelor's degree, the student must fulfill the requirements of that degree.
Beginning with the first-year class entering during the Fall 2007 semester, all undergraduate degree candidates must successfully complete one three-credit Diversity course from Category One Race and Racism in the U.S. or Category Two Human and Societal Diversity webpages. This requirement will apply as well to undergraduate transfer students receiving bachelor's degrees in May or December 2011.
Beginning with the class entering during the Fall 2008 semester, all undergraduates must successfully complete one three-credit course from Category One (Race and Racism in the U.S.) and a second three-credit course from either Category One or Category Two (Human and Societal Diversity). These requirements will apply as well to undergraduate transfer students receiving bachelor's degrees from May 2012 onward. (For approved courses refer to the Diversity Courses webpage.)