University of Vermont

Official 2005-2006 Catalogue Site

2005-06 Online Catalogue

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Contact Information

University of Vermont
College of Arts and Sciences
300 Waterman Building
85 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) (802) 656-3166
Fax: (802) (802) 656-4529

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


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.