University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome Admitted Students

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the heart of the University of Vermont in many respects. It is the largest of UVM's schools and colleges offering 47 majors. Read more about the opportunities waiting for you.

Teacher-Advisory Program (TAP): Performing the Greeks

Perfoming Lysistrata Most first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences begin the fall semester enrolled in a semester-long seminar course as part of the Teacher-Advisor Program or TAP, choosing from course titles that range from Nineteenth-Century Monsters (English) to Health Care in America (Sociology), from Gender and the Economy (Economics) to Global Climate Change and Sustainability(Geology). With over fifty courses to consider, it can be a daunting selection process for incoming students.

Little did the seventeen students who selected Laughter, Tears, and a Chorus: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Theater (Classics), know that part of the course would have them performing on a sunny Saturday afternoon in a staged reading of the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata with masks just as the Greeks did.  Read more.

A Closer Look at CAS

  • Michael Ferris, Economics and Political Science Double Major

    Michael Ferris is in his final year of undergraduate study at the University of Vermont, with majors in economics and political science and a minor in mathematics. After graduation, he will begin work as a federal analyst with Deloitte's Federal Practice in the Washington, DC area.

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  • Minh Eric Le, Political Science and English Double Major

    Minh Eric Le came to UVM from New York City and is originally from Saigon, Vietnam. Eric spent his first year on campus in the Integrated Social Sciences Program (ISSP) where participants have the opportunity to live together in a special residential community.

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  • Erin Kerr, Geography Major, and Assistant Professor Pablo Bose

    In her sophomore year, Erin Kerr was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study in Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo during the 2012-2013 academic year. Kerr, a geography major, is in the Honors College and is currently participating in the Peace and Conflict Studies program through the School of International Training.

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  • Natalie Battistone, Classical Civilization Major

    Senior Natalie Battistone spent part of her junior year abroad in Russia, studying with the Moscow Art Theatre. Natalie wanted a study abroad experience that wasn’t solely about traveling, but about training in an intensive environment where she could study forms and styles not offered at UVM and bring that experience back to campus.

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  • Kevin Santamaria, Economics and Political Science Double Major

    Kevin Santamaria was born in Bogota, Columbia, and moved to Miami, Florida when he was six. During his first semester at UVM, Kevin was encouraged by English professor Elaine Harrington to further develop his writing skills during his Teacher-Advisor Program (TAP) course: Reading and Writing the News Media. Kevin also writes for the Vermont Cynic, UVM's student newspaper.

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  • Zoe McKenzie, Anthropology Major, and Associate Professor Deborah Blom

    Zoe McKenzie, class of 2013, began her UVM studies in the fall of 2009 as a declared anthropology major. In her introductory TAP physical anthropology class with Professor Deborah Blom, Zoe’s interests developed quickly for the field of bioarchaeology.

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  • Ty Williams, History and Political Science Double Major

    As a Vermont native and history buff, sophomore Ty Williams was always interested in the joint history of UVM and the state itself. Moreover, he felt a personal connection with the students, the staff, and the campus before he even was accepted to UVM.

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  • Nicole Ovregaard, Biology Major

    Nicole has been working on two emergency department research projects, one that looks at blood coagulation in trauma patients and another that involves cognitive therapy for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. After graduation she plans to continue to work as an EMT, possibly become a paramedic, and also prepare herself for medical school or physician assistant school.

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  • Eva Rouanet, Chemistry Major, and Associate Professor Matthias Brewer

    Eva Rouanet, class of 2014, came to UVM from Westford, Massachusetts, and enrolled as a chemistry major. Her first-year Introduction to Research course exposed her to research methods and hands-on laboratory experiences, which she feels have benefited her in her coursework.

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