University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Holocaust Studies


Students who are considering the undergraduate minor in Holocaust Studies, or have already declared the minor, should contact the Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies, who also serves as the academic advisor for all students in the program. Advising for the HS minor takes place in cooperation with the faculty advisor for your major.

The fundamental purpose of academic advising is to assist students in clarifying and meeting their educational and career goals. Academic advising requires that both the student and faculty member work together as a team; the student should come prepared with specific questions and ideas.

Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues, especially pertaining to Holocaust Studies. There are many other issues about which you may seek advice and support such as student health, legal matters, writing and learning skills, general career planning, lifestyle/residential issues, academic accommodations and more. UVM offers a variety of free professional advising regarding these and other issues. The College of Arts & Sciences Student Services can help you to identify the resources most likely to meet your needs.

When you declare a Holocaust Studies minor, the program director will provide assistance on the following topics:

  • course selection
  • fulfilling the requirements of the minor
  • arranging credit toward the minor for courses that have not been pre-approved (“exceptions”)
  • general distribution and minor requirements within CAS
  • advice for study abroad, off-campus studies, internships, and other opportunities
  • navigating the Four Year Plan
  • career ideas and opportunities

The program director holds regular office hours. You can make an appointment by sending an e-mail to
The UVM Miller Center for Holocaust Studies sponsors many public lectures, colloquia, and other events on the UVM campus. Students minoring in HS are encouraged to attend these events, where they can hear and meet prominent experts from around the world. An up-to-date list of events can be found on our website. You can also place yourself on the list to receive e-mail announcements and reminders.

Last modified July 10 2017 12:58 PM