Most people will express concern about the environment, but only a handful of people will devote their lives to making sure it's protected. One of few degree programs of its kind in the country, our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies & Policy gives you the knowledge and skills to join the growing group of environmental professionals who are agents of change tackling the multi-dimensional problems that affect the world we live in. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2024, careers for environmental specialists will grow 11%, faster than average for all occupations.
This Environmental Studies and Policy major from Champlain College zeros in on the frontline tools, human behavior, policies, politics, initiatives, and innovations surrounding environmental issues. You learn about systems thinking, the management of resources and waste and new approaches to sustainability. You also become skilled at interpreting statistics and science, communication and influencing decision-making, in the public and private sectors, to help protect the biosphere.
Experiential Service & Field-based Learning
Environmental Policy ClassChamplain College partners with local organizations to work on real-world environmental issues. Extensive field visits to high-tech local operations, like the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, will give you insights into the bigger picture and on-the-ground realities. There's also plenty of fieldwork if you're interested in the policy side: students take trips to the Vermont State House to learn about lobbying and getting bills passed, sit in on committee meetings and talk with legislators. You also may explore field-based learning through Champlain's community garden and apiary. Recent service learning projects have included constructing a greenhouse using recycled plastic bottles, exploring the possibility of Champlain becoming a conflict-free mineral campus, green investing and raising awareness about water quality for the Lake Champlain Basin Program.
In addition to being outstanding educators, our faculty are working professionals with insider perspectives—including environmental lawyers, policy analysts, natural resource specialists, food policy experts and environmental scientists— and they bring real-world experience and cutting-edge concepts into the classroom. Thanks to our small class sizes, our Environmental Studies & Policy professors are able to focus on you and your goals, and will help you meet them. Meet our faculty.
Take advantage of the unique learning opportunities offered in Vermont, one of the most environmentally progressive states in the country. Vermont is a leader in food systems reform, and is developing practical solutions to energy efficiency, renewable energy, agriculture, and land and water use.
Gain valuable experience through involvement with Sustain Champlain, a committed group of students, faculty and staff with a mission to build campus awareness of sustainability and develop innovative approaches for practices that make effective use and reuse of our resources. Champlain has won numerous awards for being on the cutting-edge of sound environmental practices in higher education. In fact, the College earned designation as a Fair Trade Campus in 2014 and received a Silver rating for sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in 2016. Champlain was also featured in The Princeton Review's 2015 and 2016 "Guide to Green Colleges." Champlain also has one of the smallest carbon footprints per capita out of the colleges located in the northern United States. In fact, our City of Burlington, Vermont was recently named the first U.S. city to run 100% on sustainable energy.
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- Introduction to Environmental Issues
- Foundations of Human Communication
- Making Connections
- Introduction to Psychology
- Concepts of the Self
- The Rhetoric of Self
- Environmental History: Traditions and Possibilities
- Environmental Earth Science
- Introduction to Statistics
- 48 months
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DisciplinesEnvironmental Economics & Policy Environmental Management Environmental Sciences View 1092 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The first step in applying to an online program at Champlain College is to start your fast and free online application. You'll need to create an account and follow the step-by-step instructions.
- Within the online application, you'll be required to respond to 3-4 short answer essay questions that are critically important as they provide insight into you, your goals, and your plan for success in our academic programs.
- Official academic transcripts are required for any post-secondary coursework you have completed and all colleges and universities you have previously attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service.
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