In the College of Arts and Sciences, we believe that the whole is as amazing as the parts

Congratulations on your admission to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Vermont. Each year, CAS enrolls hundreds of transfer students. These students came to UVM from places as far away as Switzerland, Korea, Canada, and the United Kingdom; from towns in Vermont; and from many different regions within the United States.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at UVM offers the best of both academic worlds -- an active and intimate liberal arts college within the climate and productivity of a research university. It is the largest of UVM's schools and colleges almost 50 majors and students can also study more than 80 minors from across the university. In the past year, CAS students have been active in their areas of passion and pursued intellectual engagement by doing. They work and learn alongside faculty who are making the world better and empowering students to do the same -- and participation just happens. It's infectious and it's everywhere. Learn more about studying the liberal arts with us >>

Departments, Programs and Degrees

Study one of almost 50 majors in an intimate college where crossover happens regularly. Four main areas of study: Fine Arts, the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Natural Sciences and Mathematics define the college's broad areas of a liberal arts education, but the majors, programs and degrees fine-tune your academic experience.  Learn more >>

Academic Advising

Not sure what you want to study? Interested in declaring your major? Curious about student opportunities? Advising in the college is as personal as it gets. Your College of Arts and Sciences academic advisor is a faculty member who helps you to clarify and meet your educational, career, and life goals. Learn more >>

Honors Opportunities

The College of Arts and Sciences naturally creates an environment where students are committed to making meaning in our world. The University of Vermont and the College of Arts and Sciences together provide multiple opportunities and pathways for students to pursue independent research or creative projects that can culminate with Honors recognition. Learn more >>

Research Opportunities

Incoming students often think that research opportunities exist only in the realm of the sciences. This is far from being accurate. Our size and our proximity to numerous research facilities, businesses, art galleries and museums, government, legal, and social service organizations provide students with academic opportunities involving research, service-learning, and internships. In addition, our surrounding natural environment is a living classroom. Learn more >>

Additional Information for Admitted Transfers

As a College of Arts and Sciences student, you will be part of an active learning community.  Your studies will be built upon a firm foundation in the liberal arts, and you will be able to choose from almost 50 majors within the College and from more than 80 minors from across the University.  Our mission statement affirms that the College “welcomes difference, values collaboration, encourages debate, and stands for integrity, service, and academic excellence. We are dedicated to the rigorous pursuit, understanding, and dissemination of knowledge through the process of discovery, the creation of art, and the practice of teaching. We provide an integrated and engaging multidisciplinary experience that generates creativity, critical thought, effective communication, and a practiced commitment to serve the pressing needs of society and the natural world.”

You can create an undergraduate experience at UVM that will forever enrich your life.  This Admitted Transfer Student page has links to information that will assist you, but do not hesitate to email the CAS Student Services Office with any questions you have.

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Students are the heart of our heart:


  • Inana Dairi, Psychological Science Major, Chemistry Minor

    Inana Dairi is a third year student from a small town in central Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Psychological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. On campus, Inana is secretary of Neuroscience club, an undergraduate research assistant at the Vermont Center of Behavior and Health, and a teaching fellow for PSYS115: Biopsychology and PSYS130: Social Psychology.


    square graphicRead more about Inana - She also holds a work-study position with the advisors in the Student Affairs office in the College of Arts and Sciences. Outside of her studies, you can find Inana knee-deep in a book, playing hacky-sack, or bartending at the local club Red Square.

    As Inana wraps up her career as an undergraduate student, she continues to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Her journey at UVM was not easy, but with the help of her professors and advisors she was able to discover choices that will help her achieve her goal of attending medical school. Inana recently was accepted into UVM’s Accelerated Masters Program in Pharmacology and will obtain her Masters degree one year after graduating.

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If you have academic questions on topics such as areas of study, degrees offered, undergraduate research/field study, special programs, or career directions, please contact us.

(802) 656-3344
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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