Apr 21, 2019  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Programs List


Degree Programs

The following list represents Lyndons undergraduate degree programs for the 2009-2010 academic year. The boldface entry indicates the major department offering the program, followed by the title, degree, and concentration or track (if any). Degree programs are approved and subject to change by the Vermont State Colleges’ Board of Trustees.

         Atmospheric Sciences
                        Atmospheric Sciences (B.S.)
                                    American Meteorological Society/Graduate School
                                    Broadcasting
                                    Climate Change
                                    Computer Science
                                    Environmental Sciences
                                    National Weather Service/Military
                                    Private Industry   

         Business Administration
                        Business Administration (A.S.)
                        Accounting (B.S.)
                                    Financial Accounting and Reporting
                                    Management Accounting
                        Business Administration (B.S.)
                                    Business Administration
                                    e-Business
                                    Finance and Accounting
                        Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

            Education
                        Special Education (A.S.)
                        Elementary Education (B.S.)
                                    Early Childhood Education1
                                    Elementary Education1,2
                                    Special Education - Special Educator (K-8)

            English, Philosophy and Film Studies
                        English (B.A.)
                                    Literature and Cultural Studies
                                    Journalism and Creative Writing
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)2 
                        Media Communications (B.A.)
                        Philosophy (B.A.)

            Exercise Science
                        Exercise Science (B.S.)
                                    Secondary Areas:
                                        Strength and Conditioning - Health and Fitness
                                        Sports Management
                                        Sports Medicine: Pre-professional physical therapy 3+3
                                                                 Pre-professional athletic training 4+2
                                          Self-Designed Program
                        Physical Education (B.S.)

            General Studies
                        General Studies (A.A.)

            Liberal Studies
                        Liberal Studies (B.A.)
                        Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (B.A.)

            Mathematics & Computer Science
                        Computing (A.S.)
                        Computer  Information Systems/Business (B.S.)
                        Computer Information Systems/Meteorology (B.S.)
                        Mathematics (B.A.)
                                    Pure Mathematics
                                    Applied Mathematics
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)2

            Mountain Recreation Management
                      
  Mountain Recreation Management (B.S.)
                                    Adventure Leadership
                                    Natural Resource GIS Mapping and Planning
                                    Ski Resort and Snowsport Management

            Music and Performing Arts
                     
   Music Business and Industry (B.S.)

            Natural Sciences
                        Environmental Science (B.S.)
                        Natural Science (B.S.)
                        Sustainability Studies (B.S.)
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)2

            Psychology
                        Psychology (B.A.)
                        Human Services (B.S.)

            Social Sciences
                        Social Sciences (B.A.)
                        Global Studies (B.A.)
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)2

            Television Studies
                        Television Production (A.S.)
                        TV News (A.S.)
                        Television Studies (B.S.)
                                    Broadcast News
                                    Broadcast Design & Production

            Visual Arts
                       
Animation/Illustration (B.F.A.)
                        Graphic Design (A.S.)
                        Graphic Design (B.A.)
                                    Print
                                    Illustration
                        Digital Media (A.S.)
                        Digital Media (B.A.)
                        Visual Arts (A.S.)

            Master of Education2

            Master of Science for Teachers2
                       
1. Vermont Teaching License available
                        2. See Graduate Section of this Catalog  

            Graduate Certificate in Leadership

           

            Minor Programs
           
Anthropology/Sociology
            Athletic Coaching Education
            Atmospheric Sciences
            Biology
            Business
            Chemistry
            Digital Media
            English
            Film Studies
            Gender Studies
            Geology
            Graphic Design
            History
            Human Services
            International Studies
            Marketing
            Mathematics
            Music
            Philosophy
            Photography
            Physics
            Political Science
            Psychology
            Theater
            Visual Arts

 

Degree Programs & General Education

            Lyndon offers nine Associate Degree programs, which may be completed in two years; twenty-eight Bachelors programs, which may be completed in four years; and two Masters programs, which may be completed in one to five years. Further information on the Lyndon Masters programs is available online at www.lyndonstate.edu.

            Each undergraduate program consists of required courses from the sponsoring academic department, courses from other departments, competency in Basic Skill requirements, the General Education Unit (GEU), and unrestricted electives.

            In order to receive a degree from Lyndon, all students are required to take a minimum number of credit hours at Lyndon. For all undergraduates this residency requirement stipulates that 30 of the last 39 credit hours must be achieved in courses taken at the college. The minimum number of credits within a program that must be taken at the college is: major - 12; minors - 6; Liberal Studies Degree Primary Area - 6; Secondary Area - 3.

            Requirements for undergraduate degrees may be summarized as follows:

 

            Associate                                         Associate                             Bachelor of Arts
            in Science                                         in Arts                                      or Science

General Education, College Skills,         General Education Unit:            General Education Unit:
    and Divisional Core: 26                         Credits 42 Credits                        42 Credits
           

            Total Credits: 62                           Total Credits: 62                       Total Credits: 122

 

Acceptance to Degree and Licensure Candidacy in Major Programs    

            During the second semester of the sophomore year some Lyndon Bachelor degree candidates are expected to apply for formal acceptance into a major program. Some departments require acceptance to the major; consult your major program in this catalog for the departmental requirements. Application forms are available from the departments.

            Candidates for Vermont Teaching Licenses should consult notes on Eligibility under each program for standards governing practice teaching and certification.

            Candidates for all associate degrees need not be admitted formally to major programs.

 Double Majors

            Students may earn a double major at the college by fulfilling all requirements of two programs. Students fulfilling the requirements for two majors will receive a single diploma, but the diploma will state the degree and list both majors. If one of the majors is designated as a Bachelor of Arts and the other as a Bachelor of Science, the student will have the choice as to the designation that will appear on the diploma.

An individual course may not be applied toward fulfilling requirements in both programs, except:
1.  a course may be applied toward GEU requirements in both programs;
2.  a course may be applied toward GEU requirements in one program and major requirements in the other program;
3.  a course may be applied toward both programs when that course is explicitly stated as a requirement in both programs;
4.  a course may be applied toward a program requirement in one major and elective credit in the other major; or
5.  a course may be applied toward elective credit in both programs.

 Minor Programs

            Lyndon offers minor programs consisting of 18 to 24 credit hours of course work. While minors lack the depth and breadth of a major program, they do allow for some concentrated study in a single area. Students interested in gaining recognition for a minor program must apply to the sponsoring department through the Registrars Office by the end of the term preceding completion of the minor. Successful completion of a minor will not appear on ones diploma, but will be noted on the transcript once the student has graduated from a baccalaureate program.

 

Course Numbering

Basic Skills (pre-college)
First Year
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate

0000
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000-6000

 

Course Abbreviations

ACC   
AHS   
ANT   
ARH   
ART  
ATM 
BIO    
BUS   
CHE  
CIS    
GER  
IDM  
ECO   
EDU  
ENG 
ENV  
FLL   
FLM  
FRE   
GEO  
GEY  
GIS    
DGC   
HIS    
HUM 
INT   
MAT 
MUS  
PHI    
PED   
PHY 
PLE   
PLM  
POS  
PSY   
OER 
RUS
SCI   
SED  
SOC  
SPA  
SSC    
THA  
TVS   
Accounting
Exercise Sciences
Anthropology
Art History
Art
Atmospheric Sciences
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Information Science
German
Digital Media
Economics 
Education
English
Environmental Science
Foreign Language
Film Studies
French
Geography
Geology
Geographic Information Systems
Graphic Design
History
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Placement: English
PLM  Placement: Math
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation
Russian
Science
Science Education
Sociology
Spanish
Social Science
Theater
Television Studies