Located on a mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains, Southern Vermont College aspires to be a model of an enlightened educational community: diverse, supportive, environmentally respectful, and socially responsible.

Explore Majors

SVC’s curriculum endeavors to transform students into engaged citizens with broad perspectives. Whether students find themselves drawn to Business, Humanities, Nursing and Health Services, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or Social Sciences–the College’s five academic divisions–SVC seeks to immerse students in the concept of becoming lifelong and dynamic learners.


Explore our areas of academic focus below.

Divisions Offering Majors

With programs that allow you to get first-hand experience and a strong liberal arts foundation, you’ll learn to be the type of employee that businesses and organizations desire.

With coursework that supports you to become a thinker, a problem solver, a visionary, a leader, you’ll be a strong competitor in the job market.

The McCormick Division of Business 

The Hunter Division of Humanities

The Division of Nursing  

The John Merck Division of Science and Technology

The Donald Everett Axinn Division of Social Sciences

Center for Teaching and Learning

Since 1978, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has helped thousands of students realize their dreams of earning college degrees. As the primary office of academic support at Southern Vermont College, the CTL provides a wide range of services (free of charge) that help students get the most out of their college years—whether they are struggling in class or want to progress from “good” to “great.” In fact, according to the American Council on Education, students who use academic support services have demonstrably increased grade-point averages (GPAs) than students who go it alone.

The Center for Teaching and Learning also houses TRIO, a federally-funded program designed to provide enhanced support to targeted individuals—the first in their families to go to college, from low-income households, and/or having a documented disability—as they progress toward college graduation.