New Degrees

Anthropology & Sociology: Criminal Justice

Johnson State College
This program goes beyond the study of law and crime to explore complex issues of social justice related to crime, punishment and victimization, including race, class, gender and sexuality. Students explore current trends and controversies and gain cross-cultural competencies needed to work successfully with diverse populations. A distinguishing feature of this program is its emphasis on the growing field of restorative justice, a technique that involves working with victims as well as offenders. Students graduate with a B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. (Note: Criminal Justice also is offered as a concentration in the B.A. in Political Science.)

Art & Design Education (for Licensed Educators)

Vermont College of Fine Arts
The one year low-residency Master of Arts in Art & Design Education program at VCFA is a unique and convenient 30-36-credit Master of Arts degree program for licensed educators. The program combines a summer semester on our beautiful Vermont campus with fall and spring semesters in the student’s home community. The curriculum is specific to the needs of arts educators in the 21st century. Students are PK-12 teachers who wish to earn a Master of Arts degree in Art and Design Education.  Our students share a deep desire to reflect on and renew their teaching practice, a belief in the transformative power of the arts, and the need for flexibility to stay in their home environment while they progress academically and professionally.

Art & Design Education

Vermont College of Fine Arts
The low-residency MAT in Art & Design Education at VCFA is a unique and convenient two year, 53-credit Master of Teaching degree that leads to teaching licensure. The first program of its kind in the country, the MAT combines 4-week summer semesters on our beautiful Vermont campus with fall and spring semesters in the student’s home community. The program structure is flexible to fit the lives of artists and designers from all over the country. The curriculum is designed to inspire, support and expand possibilities for aspiring educators. The curriculum is specific to the needs of arts educators in the 21st century. The program offers a rigorous course of study that connects students with leading educators and mentors in the field. Students are artists and designers who want to teach PK-12 students, and have diverse backgrounds—from graphics, web design, film, industrial design, furniture design, and architecture, to experimental and more traditional visual and fine arts disciplines.

Design & Media Studies

Community College of Vermont
CCV’s Design & Media Studies program allows students to combine their skills in creativity, communication, design, and technology to find employment in the broad area of arts and media. All students get a firm grounding in visual and verbal communication, design software, drawing, photography, and the creation of a professional portfolio. Students also choose one of three focus areas: Graphic Design, Media Communications, or Visual Arts. Completing one of these focus areas, and expanding on this with strategically selected electives, will connect graduates with established four-year college programs both within Vermont and elsewhere and will also prepare them for the job market.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Vermont Technical College
At Vermont Tech, you’ll be well prepared to enter careers in areas such as manufacturing process and system design, operations and management, and lean manufacturing and quality assurance. You’ll learn materials and manufacturing processes; product design process, tooling, and assembly; manufacturing systems, automation, and operations; and statistics, quality and continuous improvement, and industrial organization and management. The program’s format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. The program uses distance learning lectures and bundled lab sessions and the degree requirements allow for transfer of course credits from other programs and institutions.

Medical Radiation Science

The University of Vermont
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Neuroscience

Saint Michael's College
As a Neuroscience major you will investigate the brain and nervous system by focusing on multidisciplinary aspects of neuroscience through courses in Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy, including a Neuroscience senior capstone course. Majors share a similar program of six required core courses, but can focus their study in different directions (e.g., behavioral or cellular) through electives at the intermediate level and in senior study. These elective courses will provide fundamental knowledge and techniques in Biology and Psychology that apply to the field of neuroscience and its broader scientific context. You will further gain important skills in analytical techniques, reading and evaluating scientific literature, and written and oral communication in the sciences.

Paramedicine

Vermont Technical College
Vermont Tech will offer an annual Paramedic certificate program beginning in the fall of 2015. This program will be delivered over 12 months followed by a field internship. Prerequisites: Valid EMT license, Healthcare Provider level CPR card, two letters of reference from an ALS provider (Paramedic, Nurse, Physician) familiar with the applicant’s character, abilities, and capability to succeed, successful applicants must complete a criminal background check, fingerprinting, drug screening, and a medical examination/history form to be eligible to work in the clinical and field settings. In order to best serve the unique geographic and demographic needs of the EMS providers throughout the state, course work will include a mix of weekly classes and utilization of our online learning platform for additional student discussion and interaction. Classroom time includes a combination of lecture, small-group work, hands-on/skills practice in the lab, and simulation experience. This program is offered at our Williston and Bennington campuses.

Political Science: Criminal Justice

Johnson State College
This program goes beyond the study of law and crime to explore complex issues of social justice related to crime, punishment and victimization, including race, class, gender and sexuality. Students explore current trends and controversies and gain cross-cultural competencies needed to work successfully with diverse populations. A distinguishing feature of this program is its emphasis on the growing field of restorative justice, a technique that involves working with victims as well as offenders. Students graduate with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice. (Note: Criminal Justice also is offered as a concentration in the B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology.)