Admissions Requirements and Recommendations by College/School

Each of the university’s undergraduate colleges and schools reserves the right to set additional requirements for their majors and to recommend courses of study beyond the minimum presented below.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Required: One year of biology and one year of chemistry for science majors.

Recommended: Candidates are strongly encouraged to take one year of physics and four years of high school math (precalculus / calculus is preferred).

College of Arts and Sciences

Recommended: Course work across the span of liberal arts disciplines; four years of math, including trigonometry; foreign language study all four years of high school.

Grossman School of Business

Required: Four years of mathematics with high achievement, including at least one year beyond algebra II (trigonometry, precalculus or calculus are preferred).

College of Education and Social Services

Recommended: Teacher Education majors are strongly encouraged to take math and science coursework beyond the UVM minimum entrance requirements. Human Development & Family Studies and Social Work majors are strongly encouraged to take one year of biology as part of the university entrance requirements.  

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Required: Four years of mathematics, including trigonometry or precalculus. One year of chemistry and one year of physics for all engineering majors. All other majors: two years of a laboratory-based science as part of the university entrance requirements.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Required: One year of biology and one year of chemistry or physics. Additional year of college preparatory math beyond algebra II.

Honors College

Required: Admission to one of the seven undergraduate schools and colleges at UVM. Completion of the most challenging courses offered by the student's high school. Admission is by invitation; no application is required.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Required: One year of biology and one year of chemistry for all majors; four years of math, including trigonometry or precalculus.
 
Recommended: Additional science course beyond chemistry and biology in the senior year of high school for all majors in the college. One year of physics is recommended for applicants to the Exercise and Movement Science, Medical Radiation Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Science majors.