Three-year programs at Southern Vermont College are for driven and diligent students who want to complete a degree in three years, rather than the traditional four years. Students can earn an undergraduate degree in three years instead of four years and save the cost of one year’s tuition, room, board, and fees. The three-year graduates will be eligible to enter the workforce or pursue graduate studies before they would with a traditional four-year degree. They will be able to begin careers one year earlier, potentially earning an average income income of $35,000 for a total savings of around $71,000.
All programs are based on 128 earned credits for graduation requirements. They consist of six regular semesters over three years during the typical fall and spring academic year, plus separate summer sessions. The program may include on-campus, hybrid, and online courses, as well as internships. Students meet with faculty advisors often to develop a degree completion plan for their individual needs.
Incoming students must enter Southern Vermont College with a high school or transfer grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher, and they must maintain a GPA of 2.00 or higher while attending SVC. Students who do not maintain the GPA requirement will be transferred into the regular four-year degree program.
Current students interested in pursuing a three-year degree program must be in good academic standing and have completed at least 16 academic credits by the end of their first regular semester. Current students wishing to enroll in a three-year program must fill out and submit a declaration form to the Office of the Registrar.
There is no guarantee that students will graduate in three years, as it is up to them to pass required courses with the required grades. Three-year progression is contingent on satisfactory academic progression on all course and program guidelines for any declared major.
Below are the offerings in the three-year program: