University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Prospective Undergraduate Students

33% Begin Without a Major: We encourage students to explore and we help them find their paths.

Research, Internships, Study Abroad:
The world is your classroom -- literally!

47 Liberal Arts Majors from which to Choose:
Students can also combine interests in different fields.

Pre-Professional Programs and College Honors:
There's no shortage of opportunities for our high achievers.

Which areas interest you?

Fine Arts

Study within the fine arts at UVM centers on creative inquiry and instruction in small group settings. Historical, theoretical, and critical perspectives are combined with studio work and performance in the areas of art, music, and theatre. UVM's Royall Tyler Theatre, Francis Colburn Gallery, and Southwick Recital Hall are among the facilities dedicated to student and faculty exhibits and performances on campus.


Study of the humanities at UVM focuses on human beliefs, expression, and philosophy throughout history and around the globe. Classroom learning is enriched by numerous exhibits, performances, and lecture series on campus and in Burlington, as well as field trips to other cities, such as nearby Montreal.

Special option: First-year students can apply to our Integrated Humanities Program (IHP). Students selected take three year-long courses exploring influential texts, great thinkers, and expansive philosophies. Close connections with IHP faculty and students, special events, and an enriching residential option are among the many benefits of the program.

Social Sciences

Study of the social sciences at UVM examines human behavior and conditions from economic, political, geographic, race, gender, and other important perspectives.

Special option: First-year students interested in an intensive, interdisciplinary approach to studying the social sciences can apply to our Integrated Social Sciences Program (ISSP). Close connections with faculty and with other ISSP students are among the many benefits of the program. Most students live together in the ISSP suite, a uniquely stimulating residential experience.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Study of the physical world and its phenomena is strengthened by the accessibility of our faculty and excellent research facilities. In addition to traditional learning in classrooms and laboratories, many opportunities exist for undergraduates to engage in independent or faculty-guided research.

Can't Decide?

Maybe you haven't chosen a particular area you'd like to study. Maybe everything interests you. We encourage our first-year students to explore, and we provide support to help you focus your interests.

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