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    Dive into Environmental Sciences.

    Learn to identify, analyze and respond to complex environmental challenges with inspiring faculty and Vermont's natural landscape as your laboratory.

Environmental Sciences at the University of Vermont is a natural science-based program for students driven to help solve the environmental issues of our time. The UVM campus, surrounded by the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, agricultural lands, and vibrant communities, provides an ideal setting for students interested in studying the environment. Environmental sciences courses, from introductory through advanced, emphasize hands-on experiences in these natural laboratories. Faculty expertise and experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom create a successful pathway to an environmental sciences career. 

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Hands-on Learning

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Environmental Sciences students learn by doing in field and lab courses, research opportunities, and internships.

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Research Opportunities

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Environmental Sciences faculty conduct research in Vermont, the region, nationally, and internationally. Students have the opportunity to engage in research projects with faculty.

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Careers and Graduate School

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The Environmental Sciences degree provides an excellent preparation for a variety of professional positions and related careers, and the Program faculty help to prepare students for these positions and advise students interested in graduate school.

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