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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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North sees straight to the problem and gets straight to fixing it.

Are you concerned about climate change and how it will impact you and future generations? Did you know that we can still avoid the worst impacts? At Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, we are training the next generation of scientists to address the climate crisis head-on.

The new climate change science program at NVU-Lyndon prepares students with a passion for environmental issues to become effective leaders and problem-solvers. This innovative program allows students to understand climate change in an interdisciplinary manner: you’ll develop a strong foundation in atmospheric and environmental sciences, including biology, chemistry, and geology, as well as the communication skills needed to become an effective advocate.

One of the first programs of its kind in the nation, our climate change science program offers small classes and a supportive faculty who will challenge you to grow as a scientist and leader in this critical field.

Climate Change Science


Two months into his first year at NVU, Maison DeJesus ’22 was attending a professional conference at a Stowe resort, talking with meteorologists. As a climate change science major, the valuable networking opportunities he had at the American Meteorological Society conference potentially opened doors to internships for him.


As an NVU-Lyndon climate change student, you’ll enhance the knowledge you gain from your coursework with hands-on, real-world experience with internships, professional development opportunities, and more. You’ll learn the science behind climate change in classes like meteorology and physical climatology then learn to apply the science in real-world situations. You’ll be able to communicate the realities of climate change, massive storms, and political issues after taking classes in public speaking and presenting to groups around the region on climate change risk.

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to communicate the realities of climate change, its impacts on weather, ecological systems, and our food and water supply after taking classes in public speaking and presenting to groups around the region on climate change risk.

Our Faculty

A student wearing a hat and glasses works in a lab.

“Everyone in the science department gets great internships. Even if it’s not a job you think you could see yourself doing, it gives you experience, builds your resume and lets you know if you like that type of work.”

– Alec Jones ’20


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