Learn more about the CAS Liberal Arts Scholars Program (LASP)
In this first-year program, you will take from three to five integrated courses exploring core moral, aesthetic, social, environmental and scientific issues. The LASP program launches your undergraduate education through deep exploration into the big questions faced by humans since antiquity—questions we grapple with today.
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VIDEO: Darcy Eliot '21 shares her LASP experience
First-year Advising in CAS
Advising is a crucial part of your navigating your first year in college. In CAS, we offer support with a team of advisors, each able to connect you to resources across the university. First, for those of you who are majoring in Biology, Neuroscience and Psychology you will be assigned to a professional staff advisor. Students who have not yet picked a major—all exploratory students will also be advised by a professional advisor. All other students will be advised by a faculty member in their major department allowing you to build mentoring relationships in your field from the moment of your arrival on campus. Second, when you take a class in the Teacher Advisor Program, the faculty member teaching your small seminar becomes one of your advisors, with some of your class sessions devoted to advising issues. Third, the College of Arts & Sciences Student Services Office can provide you with further support.
Internships in CAS
CAS provides an outstanding level of support for internships, experiences that will provide you with real-world knowledge and the opportunity to build close connections with working professionals. The internship is key to building skills that employers in all professions are on the lookout for—and can help you evaluate what field is the best for you. For more background: Listen to this podcast from Richard Watts, coordinator of the internship program in the College of Arts & Sciences.
VIDEO: Julia Higa '21 talks about her UVM Semester in the City internship in Boston.
PODCAST: Listen to Leah Kelleher '20 discuss how internships are shaping her career ambitions.