The University of Vermont's Environmental Studies program, known nationally for its interdisciplinary approach, serves a wide range of environmental interests. The program engages students in local and international internships and immerses them in the work of the environment. Their coursework is sometimes carried out in far-flung reaches of the world and always intimately exposes them to faculty in such varied pursuits as environmental law and policy, restoration ecology, and ecofeminism.
Required courses combine the perspectives of the sciences, social studies, and humanities in local, national, and global contexts. Working closely with the faculty, each student plans a personalized program of coursework that combines a broad, comprehensive understanding of the environment with depth in a particular area of interest. These areas can include the natural sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, or be broadly interdisciplinary around a specific focus.
UVM Environmental Program | 8 Semester Plan for Environmental Studies (PDF) | Learning outcomes | Minors | UVM-Vermont Law School 3+2 Pathway | Resources for Current Students
Research and Beyond the Classroom
Many students earn credits through internships or projects in the community or beyond; most spend a semester overseas; and all do a nine-credit senior capstone. Vermont's landscape, accessibility, government, and non-profit organizations give students unrivaled chances to engage in research and then develop and promote policy initiatives.
Learn more about internship, career, service-learning, research, and study abroad opportunities through our Office of Experiential Learning and our in-house Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator.