Capstones are a hallmark of the UVM Environmental Program. Students engage with advanced-level work as a culminating experience for their education in environmental studies. Capstones are often catalysts for continued education in graduate school or professional careers.
Reflection, synthesis, creation.
ENVS majors choose one of three options to fulfill the nine 200-level credits required to conclude their major. The capstone must be the equivalent of 9 credits of 200-level work; individually approved by ENVS faculty; and appropriate to the student's background and capabilities. Application of interdisciplinary environmental skills and knowledge in an organizational setting with an agreed set of work goals and learning objectives.
Senior Thesis/Project/Creative Arts Project
A concentrated in-depth hands-on interdisciplinary research study, project, or creative arts project.
Application of interdisciplinary environmental skills and knowledge in an organizational setting with an agreed set of work goals and learning objectives.
Advanced course-based integration of interdisciplinary environmental skills and knowledge.
Remote Environmental Service Project Capstone
With the onset of COVID-19, the Environmental Program is offering a fourth capstone based in community service and in full compliance of remote-only policies.