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The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is one of the nation's premier environmental programs. Hands-on learning, outstanding faculty, an innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art research, and an extrordinary outdoor laboratory—the state of Vermont—have earned UVM its reputation for excellence in the study of the environment and natural resources. Your experience will be personalized in our close community of about 600 students who will become close friends during an especially important time in your life. Meet some of our students and find out why you should choose The Rubenstein School.
The faculty of The Rubenstein School is dedicated to undergraduate teaching. You will share the classroom with experts who participate daily in researching and developing new information critical to solving today's environmental problems. You'll have a faculty advisor who is knowledgeable, caring, and readily available—someone you can count on to guide you toward some of the most important decisions you'll ever make.
The Rubenstein School's innovative core curriculum is a four-year sequence integrating ecology, human perspectives, ecosystem management, natural resource policy, and environmental assessment. You will be challenged to use your knowledge of natural and social science concepts to solve real-world problems.
The Rubenstein School prepares graduates to succeed. Our career services coordinator in our Office of Experiential Learning works directly with our students from the time they arrive at the University. Most of our graduates are employed in positions that tap their specific education in natural resources. They work as environmental consultants, foresters, naturalists, wildlife biologists, ski area managers, land-use planners, teachers, researchers, natural resource policy analysts, and more. If you want a broad-based education and an environmental career that can lead to positive change in the world, a degree from The Rubenstein School can get you there.