Environmental Studies at UVM

Welcome to the Environmental Program

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Founded in 1972 by UVM presidential mandate, the campus-wide Environmental Program was established to meet the need for greater understanding of the ecological and cultural systems supporting all life on earth. Environmental studies (ENVS) students and faculty at UVM form a vibrant and creative culture. We encourage community engagement through internships and service learning and we actively support student advocacy and political awareness. We promote environmental education at all levels as well as artistic expression of environmental values. Our community is a lively hub of activity, taking up local and global issues with passion and rigor. We believe in collaborative problem-solving and the power of human imagination to create a more sustainable future. We think you will find this Program a beacon of hope amidst the very challenging environmental dilemmas that face humanity.


  • To schedule an appointment with an ENVS advisor, please call 656-4055, or stop in to Bittersweet House from 8:00 - 4:30.
    We don't make appointments via email.
  • Now offering weekly drop-in advising! Meg Taylor and Ibit Wright will be available to meet with students every Monday, 10:30am-12:00pm and Thursday, 2:30-4:00pm. An offering to help students with ENVS major or minor exploration, senior record checks, revising major plans, discussing and/or refining senior capstone options, study abroad and internship opportunities, etc. Please come to these sessions with questions and there's a lot to learn right here on our website. 
  • Looking for a work-study job? Consider working as the Student Services Assistant with Ibit Wright, our Student Services Coordinator.
    Contact Ibit for application instructions, ewright@uvm.edu.
  • Call for proposals... for the Ian A. Worley Fund for Creative and Independent Thinking in Environmental Studies. For guidelines and further details, including how to apply, visit this page on our website. 


Study ENVS @ UVM

Click here for an overview of the ENVS major by college/school.

Please take a look at our mission statement and core learning outcomes to see how we frame the student experience in this popular UVM environmental program.

40 Year Retrospective

See our beautiful, 36 page publication of the 40 year story of the UVM Environmental Program.  Learn more about our founding, history, and community of creative thinkers and active participants.  Click the image below to view an interactive version, or you can download the large PDF.  Or, if you want us to send you a paper copy, please e-mail Ibit Getchell.