UVM offers a peak academic experience that translates to student success. With seven undergraduate colleges and schools, a graduate college, a college of medicine, an honors college, continuing education and extension programs, UVM's academic programs offer breadth, depth and variety -- and on an intimate scale. UVM is a close-knit community of scholars, scientists and artists (average undergraduate class size: 30), but its intimate culture is invigorated by the resources of a premier research university.

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Academic Programs

Explore our offerings -- 100 bachelor's programs, 46 master's programs, 21 doctoral programs, an M.D. program and four pre-professional options (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-law).

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Colleges and Schools

Undergraduate students focus their studies in one of our seven colleges and schools. In addition, the Honors College offers an academically heightened environment for some of the university's most outstanding undergraduates. The Graduate College administers all graduate programs while the College of Medicine is one of the oldest and most respected medical schools in the nation.

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Continuing and Distance

Each year, thousands of non-traditional, non-degree students in Vermont and the Northeast continue their education by pursuing degrees, planning career changes or obtaining professional development.

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Courses and Academic Calendars

Learn about course offerings and when to register, explore official policies, note the first day of classes or add/drop deadline, and more.

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Academic Support

While it's true that your UVM experience is largely what you make of it, the university community wants to play a supporting role in your success. Experienced professionals are available to help -- just ask for it.

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Libraries and Technology

UVM's libraries are well-loved, well-used resources by students and community members.

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UVM Stories

Rehana Pothiawala, Fathima Samen & Christopher Thomas
Founders, UVM chapter, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
Associate professor of sociology, special adviser to the prime minister of Senegal
Michele Commercio
Associate professor of political science, specialist in comparative politics in post - Soviet states
Celeste Heinz on Winooski bridge
Senior environmental studies major, intern for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Anders Christiansen '14
Political science major, Fulbright scholarhip winner, focus on economic and political issues in Latin America
Egbert Stolk
Graduate student, historic preservation program
Trevor Gearhart, Peter Isles
Conducting winter research on summer algae blooms
Alia Degen
Global studies major, service-based travel participant
Prof. Stephanie Seguino
Professor of economics, focus on the impact of globalization on income distribution and wellbeing
Hugh Garavan
Professor of psychiatry, co-author of new study that reports predictors or teen binge-drinking
Donna Rizzo
Professor of civil and environmental engineering, researches human-induced changes on natural systems
John Barlow
Studying bacterial role in human health, artisanal cheesemaking
Major Jackson
Professor of English, Guggenheim fellow
Dean of the School of Business Administration, business sustainability expert
Alexandria Hall
English major, poet, Beinecke Scholarship winner
Nick Gotelli
Professor of biology, ecologist, part of research team on global extinction crisis
Joseph Friedman '14
Anthropology major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on domestic and global research related health metrics
Jon Kilik at UVM
Award-winning producer
Nika Ouellette
Environmental studies major, Track and Field team captain, two-time All-America javelin thrower
Research associate professor of engineering, co-founder of E.A.S.Y, innovate learning products
Bogac Ergene
Historian, leading authority on Islamic law
Tyler “Sully” Sullivan '07
Owner, BombTech Golf manufacturer, co-created club with UVM Engineering students
Eileen Burgin
Associate professor of political science, former House of Representatives staff member
Bernice Garnett
Assistant professor, public health prevention scientist
Paul Bierman
Geology professor, leads team that finds three-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland
Wagner and Weiss
Conducting cutting edge tissue regeneration research
S Cramer
Hip hop poet, English lecturer
Hilary Hickingbotham
Mechanical engineering major, employed at UTC Aerospace before graduation
Sydney Healey ’14
Global studies and environmental studies double major, Fulbright scholarship winner, focus on teaching in Brazil
Judith Van Houten
Professor of zoology, winner President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award
Karen Fondacaro
Innovative research in clinical psychology empowers traumatized refugees
Stuart Hart
Leader in sustainable business field, MBA faculty member
Pelkey on ice
All-time leading scorer in Vermont women’s hockey history
Students Zach and Pughe-Sanford
Film and Television Studies major, Film and TV studies major, participant in Werner Herzog film project
Rashad Shabazz
Professor of geography, expert on race geographies
Ting Tan
Professor of engineering, co-creator of hybrid energy harvester
Justin Guilbert
Doctoral student, lead author on new study for projecting climage change into VT
Katie Ann Miller, Stephanie Juice & Leigh Ann Holterman
Recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellowships

Updates from UVM's Career Center