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Note that I will be on sabbatical leave during  the 2017-18 academic year.  The information below may or may not be up to date.  The most current information for the Rubenstein School can be found on the  Resources for Current Students page.  If you have further questions, please contact your academic adviser.  If you don't know who your academic adviser is, please contact Jennifer Pontius (ENSC Program Director) or Danielle Moore (Recruitment and Retention Coordinator).

Essential Information

UVM Academics On-line includes most of what you need to know about UVM

UVM Course Directory allows you to search for information on any course

UVM Registrar's web page includes schedule of courses and related information

UVM Support Services and Personal Wellbeing: Click here and go to the bottom of the page

Rubenstein School Resources for Current Students

Rubenstein School important forms and other FAQs

Rubenstein School Handbook (on-line): essential information about the Rubenstein School

Advising FAQs

How do I schedule a meeting with Breck? *** SEE NOTE ABOVE ***

Where is the official websitie for the ENSC major and information about Concentrations?

What is CATS Audit report including links on how do I run one?

How can I change or correct my CATS Audit report to formalize course subsitutions and exceptions?

How do I declare my 3 course/9-credit general education sequence outside of RSENR?

When does registration start?

How do I declare or change a major, minor, or concentration? (Registrar's page)

What is the UVM diversity requirement and what courses qualify?

How do I fulfill my diversity requirements if I am a transfer student to RSENR and did not take NR006?

What majors, minors, and graduate programs are available at UVM?

How do I withdraw from a course?

What is the effect of withdrawing from a course on my GPA?

Where can I find particular forms that I need?
(Some forms may be in the Dean's office or see Marcie Newland)

What should I do if I want to study abroad?

What should I do if I have taken courses at another institution and want to transfer credit to UVM?

How have courses taken by students in the past transferred over to UVM? (Transfer Credit Guide)

Can I substitute a Core or General Education course?

Great Planning Tools!

8 Semester Example Program Plan

ENSC major degree requirements in RSENR

Dynamic 8 Semester/4 year course planning Excel file (for advising meetings)

Breck's ENSC course on-line checklist (similar to Example Program Plan, above)

Historic Enrollment from previous semesters (useful for forward planning)

Help and Assistance (You pay for these services. You should use them!)

There are many resources available at UVM and in The Rubenstein School to help you get the most out of your time here, including:

The UVM Learning Co-op (802-656-4075) for study advice and tutoring for some of your classes, including the Learning Skills Program

Counseling and Psychiatry Services (802-656-3340) can offer support for a variety of wellbeing issues--not limited to urgent needs. 

The ACCESS Office provides support services for students with learning and physical disabilities.  If you feel you fall within one of these categories, you should consider contacting them at 802-656-7753.

The RSENR Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator, Ms. Anna Smiles-Becker (802-656-3002) can help you clarify and define your career goals and academic interests.

Useful Career Information (also search on "environmental science job boards")

National Science Foundation REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) opportunities

Ecolog-L (Ecological Society of America job list serve, diverse positoin all over the country)

Also see most other professional society websites for job boards

Texas A&M Wildlife & Fisheries Biology job board (diverse position all over the country)

The Wildlife Society

Student Conservation Association (over 18, many internships, some jobs)

Environmental Career Opportunities

Conservation Job Board


Other General links

Undergraduate Academic Advising resources (Provost's page)

Rubenstein School homepage

E-mail Breck

Last modified November 20 2017 01:06 PM

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