Environmental Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences


There are many pathways to study the environment at UVM. The College of Arts and Sciences collaborates with the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to offer an interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies.

CAS Environmental Studies Major

The Environmental Studies Program at University of Vermont was established in 1972 to understand the ecological and cultural systems that support life on Earth. The Environmental Program established the Environmental Studies major, one of the first in the nation, which drew on faculty expertise and courses from many different disciplines. Currently, the College of Arts and Sciences continues the tradition and offers an Environmental Studies major which draws on the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to create an interdisciplinary community for learning, one that addresses local and global issues with equal concern. The program emphasizes collaborative problem-solving, experiential learning, and the power of human imagination to create a sustainable future.