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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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Get Straight to Fixing Problems with a Degree in Environmental Science

Are you passionate about addressing global warming, pollution, and alternative energy? Does the natural world inspire you? Environmental science is an interdisciplinary subject that involves studying biology, chemistry, physics, geology and social sciences. By combining an understanding of all of these areas, you are better able to understand the environment and solve problems from an integrated perspective. You can complete a bachelor of science degree in environmental science at either of our campuses.

Our science faculty have significant experience in scientific education, research, consultation, governmental regulation, and field methods. Our students graduate with a solid foundation to succeed in the growing job market of environmental scientists and specialists.

Whether you’re based at our Johnson campus or our Lyndon campus, you can pursue a bachelor of science degree in environmental science. Select a program to learn more about each campus’ approach to this major.

Our Alumni

Top Alumni Job Titles. General and Operations Managers, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, GIS Technicians, Conservation Scientists, Farm and Home Management Advisors, Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers, Our Alumni Live in these Cities. Boston, MA, New York, NY, Bozeman, MT, Brattleboro, VT, Burlington, VT, Cary, NC, Our Alumni Work Here. American Farmland Trust, Inc, Bennington School Inc, Boston Children's Hospital, Carrubba, Incorporated, Conservation Technologies Inc, Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.,

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“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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