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Student Profiles
Cleopatra Doley (front center) interned with Waterkeeper Alliance in New York City.


T. Cleopatra Doley: Environmental Studies Major

Growing up in New York City where she attended the High School for Environmental Studies, Cleopatra Doley knew, from high school visits to UVM, that she was headed to the Rubenstein School and its Environmental Program. Once on campus, she joined the debate team, sought out leadership, facilitator, and grassroots-campaign training ...

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Rubenstein School undergraduate student Jackie Pagano at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY


Undergraduate Jackie Pagano Interns at the Wolf Conservation Center

This past summer I was given the amazing opportunity to be an intern at the Wolf Conservation Center (WWC) located in South Salem, New York. WCC is a very unique conservation organization in that it only has four paid employees; all other people involved at the center are volunteers and interns. As an intern my main responsibility ...

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Corey Tondreau (center) in Madagascar


WFB Senior Corey Tondreau Receives Fellowship to Work with Madagascar Community

Rubenstein School Wildlife & Fisheries Biology senior Corey Tondreau has received the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship as a 2013 alumna of the SIT Study Abroad's Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management program.  Corey will use the fellowship to return to Madagascar and help to establish a community garden and ...

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Undergraduate Programs

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources has a reputation for excellence in the study of the environment and natural resources. We are proud to be one of the nation's premier environmental programs. Hands-on learning, outstanding faculty, an innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art research come together in our extraordinary outdoor laboratory—the state of Vermont. Your experience will be personalized in our close community of about 600 students. Meet some of our students >>

Faculty who love to teach. Rubenstein faculty are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. You will share the classroom with teacher-researchers solving today's biggest environmental problems. Our faculty >>

The Rubenstein School offers an innovative four-year core curriculum. The four-year sequence integrating ecology, human perspectives, ecosystem management, natural resource policy, and environmental assessment applies your knowledge of natural and social science to solving real-world problems. Core curriculum >>

The Rubenstein School graduates 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, join us. Learn more about Experiential Learning >>

Why study the environment at UVM?

The University of Vermont long ago recognized the importance of providing educational opportunities in natural resource conservation and management. Efforts were initiated with forestry courses in 1888. High quality undergraduate instruction and advising in environmental and natural resources disciplines are our highest priorities. The emphasis on excellence in undergraduate natural resource programming is underscored by the School's administrative structure and a strong interdisciplinary core curriculum. Distinctions among disciplines are de-emphasized while the elements of a strong professional education are retained.