Graduation at UVM

For millions of people across the United States, an unforeseen event, a financial bump in the road, military duty—or any of the infinite number of ways in which life can surprise us—meant leaving college before graduation, with potentially negative impacts on career and economic ambitions and the stability and security many of us aspire to.

UVM’s Online Degree Completion Program, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Anthropology allows you to finish your bachelor’s degree outside of the traditional four-year undergraduate model. The program offers an alternative pathway to your degree while providing you with high quality education from a world-renowned university, allowing you to pursue career advancement and personal enrichment on your own time, while balancing the demands of education, work, and family.

The fully online program provides 60 credits toward the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology major requirements paired with the minor requirements in English or Writing, as well as meeting the five university requirements in Writing and Information Literacy; Sustainability; Diversity Category One (Race and Racism in the U.S.) and Diversity Category Two (The Diversity of Human Experience); and Quantitative Reasoning.

  • An Interview with Professors Teresa Mares and Scott Van Keuren

    “The online courses encourage deep discussions and conversations that create a connection between the prof and student. Typically, if you take my introductory course at UVM, you are sitting with 180 other students in a massive classroom. With the online format, the numbers are small, and connections are more immediate.” - Anthropology professor Scott Van Keurig.

     Read the full interview here.

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Lifetime advantages for a BA degree

There’s currently a record-breaking gap between the incomes of those with a high school diploma versus college graduates, and that disparity is only expected to increase over time.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers with some college, no degree, average only slightly more income per week ($62) than those with a high school diploma. College graduates make an average of $399 more per week than those workers who started but did not complete their undergraduate degree. 

The majority of high-pay, high-demand jobs in Vermont require a bachelor’s degree (or higher).

There’s a strong demand for skilled and educated college graduates to enter the workforce across the region and the nation in a virtually countless variety of occupations and workplaces, and the University of Vermont can help, offering a flexible, affordable, and convenient pathway to your degree, no matter your age or stage of life.

Who Should Attend

  • Students who were previously undergraduates at UVM
  • Professionals with an associate degree
  • Professionals with some Baccalaureate level college experience
  • Veterans or active military
  • Community college students seeking a Bachelor’s degree

The Department of Anthropology at UVM boasts a highly productive research faculty and a modern undergraduate curriculum focused on contemporary anthropological theory, research methods, and ethical practices, with the goal of preparing students to think critically and act as engaged citizens for the common good.