University of Vermont

This concentration within the Environmental Studies Major emphasizes multiple aspects of sustainability studies as applied to the core infrastructural elements that support ecological, economic, and social well-being. Students gain understanding in the ecological and social processes that inform human choices in relation to energy, transportation, food systems, climate, and waste management. Students develop skills in scientific and social analysis and apply sustainability principles to environmental problem-solving, developing an interdisciplinary grounding in systems thinking and ecological processes.