2011-12 Online Catalogue
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Contact InformationUniversity of Vermont
College of Arts and Sciences
438 College Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) (802) 656-3166
Fax: (802) (802) 656-4529
The College of Arts and Sciences at UVM combines the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a major research institution. It provides students with a sound liberal education through close interaction with nationally and internationally noted scholars. This close interaction helps students acquire knowledge and scholarly discipline that enables them to think critically about issues they will confront in their professional and personal lives. The College's academic programs acquaint students with the intellectual, cultural and aesthetic heritage of our complex world. Our programs also seek to prepare students for entry into rewarding careers in a variety of fields and for advanced study that may be prerequisite to other opportunities. More and more professional schools, corporate managers and graduate schools seek individuals who have a fine liberal arts background.
In UVM's College of Arts and Sciences students are encouraged to develop depth and breadth of knowledge, and critical thinking and communication skills that are the hallmarks of a liberal education. Students begin developing these skills in a first-year seminar, and as they complete degree requirements they have the opportunity to explore a wide range of disciplines spanning literature, the humanities, the fine arts, foreign languages, the natural and social sciences and mathematics. The College offers over forty majors from which students may choose.