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Aaron Schwartz


Grad Student, Alumni Win Top Research Prize

UVM graduate student Aaron Schwartz got word last Tuesday that he’d been awarded a coveted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Courtney Hammond Wagner with cows and dog.


Rubenstein School PhD Student Receives This Year’s Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment Award

Rubenstein School graduate student, Courtney Hammond Wagner, received the 2015-2016 Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment Award. Courtney is a Rubenstein School PhD student, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics fellow, and member of the international Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) research initiative cohort.

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Elias Rosenblatt in Zambia


Six Graduate Students Receive RSENR Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

The Rubenstein School is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its RSENR graduate scholarship and fellowship awards.

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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.