How will we change the world?
First step - prepare ourselves. CDAE offers hands-on, transdisciplinary learning and experience that empowers graduates to make professional contributions to their communities and the world.
CDAE supports sustainable local and international community development through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach that serves the public interest.
CDAE students are dynamic, innovative, engaged, tuned-in, ambitious, compassionate, creative. Read stories on the internships, academics, and real-world opportunities that our students have been a part of.
CDAE Faculty are accomplished, collaborative, resourceful, attentive, experts in their individual and transdisciplinary fields.
CDAE faculty represent many academic disciplines, including neoclassical and ecological economics, rural sociology, communication, political science, international affairs, public administration, graphic arts, small business and entrepreneurship, and adult education.
CDAE maintains long-standing relationships with community partners in Vermont and around the world. Our transdisciplinary experiences bring in students from over 30 UVM majors. Undergraduate- and graduate-level research opportunities available.