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Undergraduate Catalogue

Students at the University of Vermont are responsible for knowing and complying with all requirements for their respective degrees as stated in the catalogue.

The University of Vermont reserves the right to make changes in the course offerings, degree requirements, charges, regulations, and procedures contained herein as educational and financial considerations require, subject to and consistent with established procedures and authorizations for making such changes.

Undergraduate Catalogue Addendum

March 1, 2017

On February 27, 2017, the Faculty Senate approved the following grades:

AF – Administrative Failure due to a missing grade.  The AF grade is equivalent to the grade of F in the determination of grade-point averages and academic standing.  Effective Spring 2017.

ANP – Administrative No Pass due to a missing grade.  The ANP is the equivalent of No Pass.  It is not used in the grade-point calculation. Effective Spring 2017.

AUP – Administrative Unsatisfactory Progress.  The AUP is the equivalent of Unsatisfactory Progress.  It is not used in the grade-point calculation. Effective Spring 2017.

September 12, 2016

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: The academic year 2016-17 final exam and reading day components of the academic calendar have been revised. The most current academic calendar can be found on the Registrar's website .

COMPUTER SCIENCE: In the Computer Science B.A. description found in this Catalogue, footnote 2, the current requirements incorrectly specify that (MATH019 and MATH020) is an acceptable substitute for (MATH021 and MATH022). This should rather be that (MATH019 and MATH023) is an acceptable substitute for (MATH021 and MATH022).

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES: 

As a result of changes from the Vermont Agency of Education, the following section has been updated:

Approved Alternatives to PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Test for Educators (PRAXIS Core)
As of July 1, 2016, CESS  will accept PRAXIS I, SAT, GRE, or ACT scores fas approved by the Vermont Agency of Education. If the student has one of the aforementioned test scores, the student may submit those scores to the CESS Student Services office for review in accordance with Vermont Agency of Education standards.


Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation programs and Graduate Teacher Preparation programs: Applicants will provide passing scores on PRAXIS Core (or approved alternatives) before being admitted to the program. Students who receive conditional acceptance must provide passing scores for PRAXIS Core before being eligible for a teaching internship placement.


On September 12, 2016 the Board of Trustees approved the inclusion of the Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood PreK-3 Programs in the Bachelor of Science in Education degree in the College of Education and Social Services, as approved and advanced by the Provost on August 12, 2016, and President on August 21, 2016.

June 21, 2016

NEW PROGRAMS: The following programs were approved by the Board of Trustees on May 21, 2016 and will be available to students in Fall 2016:

  • a Bachelor of Science in Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; further information may be found on the Food Systems Major website .

  • a Bachelor of Science in Economics in the Department of Economics; further information may be found on the Bachelor of Science in Economics website .

  • a Minor in Writing in the Department of English; further information may be found on the Minor in Writing website .

  • a Minor in Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences; further information may be found by contacting Professor Huck Gutman at Huck.Gutman@uvm.edu