Environmental Studies & Policy Career Success

Why Environmental Studies & Policy?

Future decisions about the management of resources and waste will be deliberated with great consideration for both their immediate and long-term effects on the planet, and that means enormous demand for skilled graduates able to develop sound environmental policy.

Why Environmental Studies & Policy at Champlain?

Many schools offer degrees in either Environmental Studies or Science, but the Bachelor of Science in the Environmental Studies & Policy is one of the only degree programs of its kind in the country. This program gives students the knowledge to take a systems-based approach to understanding the human and institutional actions that have created environmental, economic and social problems. By focusing less on the theoretical aspects and more on action-oriented practicalities and leverage points for change, students develop skills that will transform institutions, organizations and human behaviors to foster cultural and natural thriving within the biophysical limits of our planet.

Job placements for Environmental Studies & Policy graduates are solid. In fact, 100% of the Environmental Studies & Policy graduates from the Class of 2017 are employed within six months of graduating, and of those employed, 75% of them are in positions relevant to their career goals. 

Champlain Environmental Studies & Policy Graduates Are Ready. 

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable resumes. Highlights include:

  • All members of the Environmental Studies & Policy faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education in the field possible.
  • In a variety of classes, Environmental Studies & Policy students take field visits around Vermont-one of the most environmentally progressive states in the country. Burlington gives you unprecedented opportunities for hands-on work in the environmental field through the many business, organizations and nonprofits in the area that are on the cutting edge of sustainability and are changing how we live and do business.
  • Take on a challenging Environmental Studies & Policy internship.
  • Environmental Studies & Policy students get involved with Sustain Champlain, our on-campus organization for campus-wide sustainability and responsibility.