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Student Profiles
Gina Fiorile stands with fellow speaker Mike Richter


Student Invited by White House for Third Speaking Engagement on Climate Change

With her third invitation from the White House, UVM student Gina Fiorile returned to Washington, DC on December 5 as a Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy. She spoke as part of the Champions of Change Reunion held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters. 

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David Gudex-Cross kayaking on lake


David Gudex-Cross Improves Remote Sensing Methods for Monitoring Vermont’s Forest Health

David Gudex-Cross is a third-year PhD student in the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. Working with Dr. Jennifer Pontius, Research Assistant Professor in the School and Cooperating Scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, he has spent much of the past two years, in his words, “chasing the ...

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Joe Taft in kayak on river


Joe Taft Interns with VT Agency of Natural Resources Managing Aquatic Invasive Species

During the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to intern with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Lakes and Ponds Division. While interning, I worked with three state employees managing aquatic invasive species at numerous lakes, ponds, and wetland sites across Vermont. Daily tasks included water sampling, plant surveys, ...

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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.