Dec 15, 2018  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Programs List


Degree Programs

The following list represents Lyndons undergraduate degree programs for the 2012-2013 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.)
                        Business Administration (B.S.)
                                     Business
                                     Marketing
                                     Finance
                                     Management
                          
         Education
                        Special Education (A.S.)
                        Elementary Education (B.S.)
                                    Early Childhood Education1
                                    Elementary Education1,2
                                    Special Education - Special Educator (K-8)

           Electronic Journalism Arts
                        Electronic Journalism Arts (A.S.)
                        Electronic Journalism Arts (B.S.)

           English, Philosophy and Film Studies
                        Professional Multimedia Communications (A.S.)
                        English (B.A.)
                                    Literature and Cultural Studies
                                    Journalism and Creative Writing
                                    Film Studies
                        Professional Multimedia Communications (B.A.)
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)
                        
            Exercise Science
                        Exercise Science (B.S.)
                                    Secondary Areas:
                                        Health and Fitness - Strength and Conditioning
                                        Sports Medicine: Pre-professional physical therapy 
                                                                       Pre-professional athletic training 4+2
                                        Self-Designed Program
                        Sports Management (B.S.)
                        Physical Education (B.S.)

           General Studies
                        General Studies (A.A.)

            Liberal Studies
                        Liberal Studies (B.A.)
                        
            Mathematics & Computer Science
                        Computing (A.S.)
                        Computing (B.S.)
                                    Business
                                    New Media
                                    Atmospheric Sciences
                        Mathematics (B.A.)
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)2

            Mountain Recreation Management
                      
  Mountain Recreation Management (B.S.)
                                    Adventure Leadership
                                    Mountain Resort Management
                                    Recreation Resource Management

             Music and Performing Arts
                     
    Music Business and Industry (B.S.)
                                    Business
                                    Management
                                    Music and Self-Promotion
                                    Production
                                    Radio
                                  
              Natural Sciences
                        Environmental Science (B.S.)
                        Natural Science (B.S.)
                        Sustainability Studies (B.S.)
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)

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

              Social Sciences 
                        Criminal Justice (B.S.)
                        Social Sciences (B.A.)
                                     Social Science
                                     Global Studies
                                     History
                        Secondary Education (Licensure Program)

              Visual Arts
                       
Animation/Illustration (B.F.A.)
                        Design (B.F.A)
                        Visual Communications (B.A.)
                        Visual Arts (A.S.)
                        Visual Communications (A.S.)

             Master of Education

             Graduate Certificate in Leadership

   
   
        Minor Programs
           
Anthropology/Sociology
            Athletic Coaching Education
            Atmospheric Sciences
            Biology
            Business
            Cinema Production
            Criminal Justice
            Electronic Journalism Arts           
            English
            Environmental Chemistry          
            Exercise Science          
            Film Studies
            Geology
            Graphic Design
            History
            Human Services
            Marketing
            Mathematics
            Music
            Philosophy
            Photography
            Physics
            Political Science
            Professional Multimedia Communications
            Psychology
            Theater
            Visual Arts

 Degree Programs & General Education

             Lyndon offers nine Associate Degree programs, which may be completed in two years; twenty-five Bachelors programs, which may be completed in four years; and a Masters program, 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 in Science Associate in Arts Bachelor of Arts or Science
General Education Foundation, and Distribution: 30-32 credits General Education Unit: 43 - 45 credits General Education Unit: 43-45 credits
Total Credits: 62 Total Credits: 62 Total Credits: 122

 

Acceptance to Degree and Licensure Candidacy in Major Programs    

             During the sophomore year some departments require Lyndon Bachelor degree candidates to apply for formal acceptance into a major program; 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 
ANT  
ARH 
ART 
ATM 
BIO
BUS
CHE 
CIS
CRJ
DES
ECO
EDU
EJA
ENG
ENV
FLL
FLM
FRE 
GEO 
GEY
GIS
GER
HIS 
HUM 
INT
LIB
MAT 
MRM
MUS 
MBI
PHI 
PED
PHY  
POS
PSY  
RUS 
SCI 
SED
SOC 
SPA 
SSC
THA
VID
XSC

Accounting 
Anthropology
Art History
Art
Atmospheric Sciences
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Information Science
Criminal Justice
Design
Economics 
Education
Electronic Journalism Arts
English
Environmental Science
Foreign Language
Film Studies
French
Geography
Geology
Geographic Information Systems
German
History
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Mountain Recreation Management
Music
Music Business Industry
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Russian
Science
Science Education
Sociology
Spanish
Social Science
Theater 
Video
Exercise Science