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Natural Resources, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , VT,
The curriculum of Natural Resources program offered by The University of Vermont combines coursework from disciplines within and outside the Rubenstein School to produce an individualized major focused on an ecological theme or human/environment relationship.


Natural Resources students from The University of Vermont may choose to concentrate their studies in one of three natural resources concentrations.

Resource Ecology

Resource Ecology explores the biology and ecology of plants and animals in both aquatic and terrestrial systems and allows students to select courses around specific individual interests. Students can concentrate their studies on areas such as conservation biology, ecosystem analysis, or ecological dimensions of environmental quality.

Resource Planning

Resource Planning explores interactions among individuals, communities, and society with nature, resources, and the environment. It allows students to select courses around specific individual interests such as natural resource planning; community, policy and economic dimensions of resource planning; and international dimensions of resource planning.

Integrated Natural Resources

The Integrated Natural Resources (INR) option provides a broad natural resources education, giving students considerable flexibility in selecting courses. It is for students who have strong interests in natural resources and the environment, clear academic direction, and the motivation to develop a well-focused, personally meaningful course of study. Students in INR have developed concentrations in environmental education, sustainable resource management, resource conservation, international resource issues, and spatial analysis of natural resources.


  • Natural resource managers
  • Lawyers
  • Ecologists
  • Environmental educators
  • Information specialists
  • Environmental consultants
  • Peace Corps workers
  • Policy advisors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Natural History & Field Ecology
  • Social Processes & the Environment
  • Conservation Biology
  • Legal Aspects of Environmental Planning
  • Environment & Human Behavior
  • Stream Ecology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1674 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    664 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 664 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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