• Dive into Environmental Sciences

    The Environmental Sciences program welcomes those interested in learning to identify, analyze and respond to complex environmental challenges.

The University of Vermont 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. Collaborations with the U.S. Forest Service, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and Lake Champlain Basin Program supplement faculty expertise and experiential learning opportunities available outside the classroom.

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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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