University of Vermont

Environmental Sciences

What Classes Will I Take?

The major requirements are consistent regardless of the college/school of enrollment, but first-year programs as well as elective and distribution requirements vary depending on the college or school.

Students take a common set of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and geology or plant and soil science. A common set of environmental science core courses is followed by specialized courses in one of the chosen nine focus areas.

Sample first-year schedule

A typical first-year student would enroll in the following courses:

  • Fall semester*: CHEM 31 (Introductory Chemistry I), MATH 19 (Fundamentals of Calculus I), ENSC 1 (Introduction to Environmental Sciences)
  • Spring semester*: CHEM 32 (Introductory Chemistry II), MATH 20 (Fundamentals of Calculus II)

*PLUS any additional courses to meet the degree requirements in their college or school (ie: a TAP seminar in CAS or NR 1 in RSENR or AGRI 1 in CALS).

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