What is an Environmental Sciences degree?
Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares students to develop and apply science and technical knowledge to conserve and sustainably manage social-ecological systems. By combining a science-based core curriculum with hands-on experience students are challenged to identify, analyze, and respond to complex environmental problems across local, regional, and global scales.
What will I learn?
Environmental Sciences graduates are trained to:
- Apply their scientific knowledge with a range of methodologies and disciplinary perspectives through scientific inquiry, modeling and real-world experience in addressing pressing environmental issues;
- Employ a systems approach to analyze how human and ecological systems interact to influence processes in air, on land, and in water;
- Assess and articulate the scientific evidence surrounding key environmental issues and critically evaluate ongoing efforts to mitigate environmental problem;
- Design practical and effective solutions to real world problems in collaboration with community partners;
- Deepen their understanding of the concepts, processes, problems and solutions in a chosen concentration.
What will I do after I graduate?
UVM Environmental Sciences graduates go onto graduate school or find employment at many government agencies and consulting firms.