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Environmental Policy and Analysis
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT
Founded in 1965, the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program is the oldest undergraduate ES program in the United States. Our program brings together a community of scholars and students engaged in the study of the human relationship to the environment from many different directions, across 24 departments on our campus. Our ten core faculty members and forty affiliated faculty colleagues together offer an interdisciplinary major and minor. Both foster in students a shared base of knowledge across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Three introductory core courses, Natural Science and the Environment, Conservation and Environmental Policy, and Nature’s Meanings: The American Experience, prepare students to focus their studies in one of fourteen disciplines: Conservation Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Conservation Psychology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy, Geography, Human Ecology, Architecture and the Environment, Creative Arts, Environmental History, Environmental Nonfiction, Literature, Religion Philosophy and the Environment. Two-thirds of all environmental studies majors study abroad for one semester at schools and programs across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Our senior majors collaborate on a community-connected learning project in partnership with local environmental organizations in the Senior Seminar. ES majors and minors graduate with in-depth knowledge of the American story of human-environmental interaction, but also recognize that there are other stories, often strikingly different, from other parts of the world. With 900+ graduates, our alums work in environmental fields as entrepreneurs, scientists, policy makers, scholars, consultants, teachers, volunteers, activists, and founders of non-profits.
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Environmental Science: Environmental Analysis & Assessment
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Johnson State College in Johnson, VT
Getting at the root of environmental problems is at the heart of this demanding, research-based program. You’ll delve into scientific inquiry and analysis both in the field and in our state-of-the art science laboratories in Bentley Hall, both individually and as part of a team. You’ll master the use of specialized tools and equipment as you evaluate environmental problems and design a research project with real-world applications. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to conduct applied research and present your work at seminars and professional conferences alongside your professors. With the depth of knowledge and breadth of experiences you’ll gain in this program, you’ll find the doors wide open after graduation, whatever your goals. This research-based program prepares students for technically oriented positions in the environmental and regulatory fields as well as graduate programs in the sciences. This research-based concentration of the B.S. in Environmental Science focuses more heavily on laboratory and field courses and prepares students for more technically orientated positions in the environmental field and for graduate programs in the sciences. Students conduct research in the field and in the laboratory and have the opportunity to present with faculty mentors at science events and professional conferences. Students graduate with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Analysis & Assessment.
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Environmental Law and Policy
Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree program offers interdisciplinary training in environmental law and policy, science, economics, and public advocacy. Most students complete the 30-credit program in 12 months, but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. Vermont Law School's MELP program responds to the cutting-edge environmental challenges facing the United States and the world today, including climate change, sustainable agriculture and food safety, degradation of water resources, and conservation and management of public and private lands. Well-trained professionals with the MELP degree are needed to become effective agents of change in the nonprofit sector, government, and business. Masters of Environmental Law and Policy students choose from more than 50 environmental law- and policy-related courses, taught by the world-renowned faculty of Vermont Law School. The MELP program is administered by the law school's highly respected Environmental Law Center. The MELP program provides students with practical training in public policy advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships with organizations around the country and the world. The Master of Environmental Law and Policy program is open to students enrolled at other law schools who wish to combine their JD with the MELP degree from Vermont Law School. Students pursuing this option may complete the program by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session and engaging in experiential learning. In addition, students may complete the program on a summers-only basis by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session. Students selecting these options also can take courses in Vermont Law School's online master's degree program in environmental law. Administered by Vermont Law School’s highly respected Environmental Law Center, the MELP program is focused on the political, scientific, and communications aspects of environmental law, with an added emphasis on economics and advocacy. The innovative curriculum is comprised of traditional law offerings and MELP-specific courses in writing and advocacy designed to benefit graduates in the public and private sectors. Experiential learning opportunities with state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups ensure you’re ready to move ahead in your career or take on a new position. Summers-Only MELP Program You can complete the summers-only MELP program by taking courses during one Vermont Law School Summer Session, engaging in a summer externship, and taking one class via online learning.
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Environmental Law and Policy
Juris Doctor/Master of Environmental Law and Policy (JD/MELP)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
Vermont Law School offers students the opportunity to earn both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree in three academic years, the period of time ordinarily required to earn the JD degree alone. To earn both degrees on this accelerated schedule, JD/MELP students are permitted to count up to nine credits of environmental course work toward both degrees. In addition, MELP students take classes in the VLS Summer Session and/or pursue an externship during the summers after their first and second years. The JD/MELP degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental law, take full advantage of the large and diverse environmental law curriculum at VLS, and supplement their study of environmental law and policy with interdisciplinary training in science, economics, communications, and public advocacy. The JD/MELP degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental law, take full advantage of the large and diverse environmental law curriculum at VLS, and supplement their study of environmental law and policy with interdisciplinary training in science, economics, communications, and public advocacy.
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Environmental Studies and Policy
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
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 the only degree programs of its kind in the country, the 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. Unlike a typical program in environmental studies or environmental science, the Environmental Studies & Policy major is focused less on theoretical aspects and more on the action-oriented practicalities of what you can do to envision bold solutions and change things for the better. This major 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. Faculty 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. Eco-Friendly State 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. Sustainable Campus 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. Study Abroad Explore environmental issues in the context of globalization and learn from policies and initiatives in other countries. Study topics, like Urban Agriculture, at Champlain's international campuses in Montreal, Canada, or Dublin, Ireland. Or study with one of our Global Partners or a third-party provider. Our students have studied all over the world including Australia, Nepal, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Peru, Bhutan, New Zealand and Bolivia. Explore our study abroad options. Internships Champlain's location in Burlington will give you great opportunities for hands-on work through the many businesses, organizations and nonprofits that are on the cutting edge of sustainability. Recent local internship sites for the program have included environmental lobbying firms, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, the Vermont Caribbean Institute, the Nature Conservancy, the Peace & Justice Center, VPIRG, Full Moon Organic Farm, 350 VT, and the City of Burlington's Sustainability Office. Read more about our recent internship sites. Career Outlook By graduation, you'll be ready to excel in such varied workplaces as conservation advocacy organizations, higher education, businesses, environmental consulting firms, government agencies, nonprofits and public utilities. Or you may choose to attend graduate school. Champlain has an agreement with Vermont Law School, the country's premier school for environmental law, which facilitates admission for Champlain students who meet certain criteria.
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Environmental Science: Environmental Policy & Advocacy
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Johnson State College in Johnson, VT
If your interests lean toward the management of natural resources and the development of public policy, this track will prepare you for careers in business, education and government. Climate change. Fracking. Air pollution and water contamination. The depletion of fossil fuels worldwide. How we respond to these and other environmental problems will profoundly shape the health and well-being of our planet – and ourselves. Firmly grounded in the sciences, this program aims to produce tomorrow’s leaders in the development of public policy and the management of natural resources. You’ll extend your learning beyond the classroom and into the field and laboratories, mastering key science concepts and developing strong analytical skills in the process. And you’ll explore current topics in energy, ecology, water resources, meteorology/climatology and more, under the tutelage of leading scientists, researchers, policymakers and legislators.
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Environmental Policy
Juris Doctor/Master of Philosophy (JD/MPhil)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
In partnership with the University of Cambridge's Department of Land Economy, VLS combines its Juris Doctor program with Cambridge's Master's of Philosophy programs in Real Estate Finance, Environment Policy, and Planning, Growth and Regeneration. The three and one-half year program moves students from VLS, to Cambridge, and then back to VLS.
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Business Administration - Business Analytics
Bachelor of Science (BS)
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
Today's organizations are drowning in vast amounts of data, the consequence of automated data collection tools and advanced database technology. A substantial challenge for organizations is how to use these vast amounts of data to best achieve or maintain a competitive advantage by improving customer relations, product development, business planning, internal processes and/or operations. This is where the field of Business Analytics (BA) comes into play. BA focuses on data-driven decision making with the ultimate goal being the conversion of data into context-specific information to facilitate high quality, timely, value-added business decisions. The BA concentration at the University of Vermont is designed to develop and improve students' technical, quantitative, and analytical abilities as well as their critical thinking skills through courses emphasizing the use of data, technology, optimization and statistical analysis, and predictive and exploratory modeling. Data and numbers are only part of the solution however - students must also understand organizational business models, information flows, and the importance of business processes within the organizational value chain. Students concentrating in BA will take classes covering content in the areas of information systems technology, quantitative methods/tools (operations research, statistics), and business applications (supply chain management, six-sigma quality, marketing research, business process improvement, etc). It is recommended that students who select the BA Concentration pursue a minor in Computer Science, Math or Statistics. The concentration is flexibly designed to align with student interests in a particular area and to incorporate content from the entire Grossman School of Business curriculum. Students in the BA concentration are required to take a minimum of four elective courses - one from each of the three areas. Two courses are required from one area, totaling five courses.
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Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Norwich University in Northfield, VT
It is not surprising that Norwich University’s first online degree completion program, the Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis (SSDA), is offered exclusively to active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel who are assigned to USSOCOM. The reputation of Norwich University is built not only on the quality of instruction, but also on the legacy of nearly 200 years of graduates. Our graduates are noted for their leadership and service to the nation, and we take our mission to educate in order to help them advance in the battlefield, boardroom, and beyond very seriously. Specially designed for active duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines assigned to or retired from one of the subordinate commands within the U.S. Special Operations Command, and NATO Special Operations Forces, the Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program focuses on strategies for improving the security, external relationships, and overall well-being of communities and countries. Students gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to develop these strategies through a comprehensive curriculum that builds on their military education and experience, enabling them to apply what they learn in class to initiatives and field exercises related to their current or past areas of deployment. Students are taught by a highly knowledgeable faculty that includes the former assistant provost of the Naval Postgraduate School, retired military officers, and defense strategy experts from across the globe. Research, critical thinking, ethical decision making, and leadership skills are fostered and woven throughout the curriculum, giving students the tools they need to advance within the military or transition to a new career. As part of their final program requirements, students complete a series of in-depth, independent research projects on a country or region of their choosing. Based on their research, students develop recommendations for improving conditions in their selected area that take into consideration the historical, political, cultural, and economic influences at play. In addition to its relevant application in the field, the research findings contribute to the military’s body of knowledge of regions around the globe. An academic credential, such as a bachelor’s degree, has become critically important for career advancement in both the military and the civilian world. As one recent alumnus, James Karr, put it, recruiters and employers in the private sector are reluctant to consider job candidates without this piece of paper, in spite of their training and many accomplishments within the military. This is exactly where the program fits in. The online Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis degree completion program was inspired to capitalize on the unique experiences and training of SOF (Special Operations Forces) at the Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) at Fort Bragg, NC, and to complement them, helping our students complete their formal education and prepare them for the future - whether it’s advancement within their command or transitioning to a new career in the private sector or public service. When we asked our alumni if they would recommend the Norwich SSDA program to someone they know, our survey respondents* strongly agreed. Maybe it’s because 93% of them feel they are more effective in their jobs as a result of the Norwich SSDA program. A number of attractive career paths may be considered by members of Special Operations armed with a degree in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis. In a recent survey, 86% of our graduate respondents said they feel their Norwich education gives them a competitive edge in the job market. Today, the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program is filled with Special Forces leaders from around the world in all branches of the military. According to a recent alumni survey, more than half of the respondents said they completed their degree while serving active duty in the U.S. military. Another 29% reported that they are currently employed as a civilian in the federal government. In talking with recent graduates, it is clear they felt the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis degree from Norwich University was relevant to their work in the military and would help facilitate career advancement and transition opportunities.
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Data Analytics
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
It's no secret, companies such as Netflix, Amazon and Pandora have reshaped their industries using data and machine learning to build recommendation systems that encourage us to watch, buy or listen based on our previous choices. Businesses, environmentalists, governments, athletes, entrepreneurs and just about anyone who wants to be better, stronger, faster, more effective and/or more profitable are turning to data analysts for inspiration. That's why Champlain created its Data Analytics major, one of the few undergraduate programs of its kind in the country. You are at a unique position to be part of this change and lead it as a data analyst-interpreting big data to make brilliant, innovative decisions that will change how we live, work, play and save the world. Data analysts require a unique set of qualities, including extraordinary curiosity, creative problem-solving, a love of a new challenges, solid math and communication skills, and a strong interest in technology. Our program draws from across the fields of technology, business and communications to provide the most comprehensive skills needed to succeed in today's job market. You'll graduate with a well-rounded data skillset as well as the creativity and ingenuity to solve hard problems and complex challenges that affect the world today. Upside-Down Curriculum The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to dig into fundamental data analytics, programming and business courses, beginning in your first semester. You'll be capable of working with large structured or unstructured data sets and finding insights that will influence business decisions—using data from websites, social media and mobile devices. You'll be able to obtain, clean and process data, as well as analyze and interpret data to ethically answer business-related questions. You'll also have hands-on experience using tools and writing programs to work with data, as well as make predictions using statistics and machine learning methods—imperative for today's business intelligence professionals. And with the variety of program electives available, you can customize your studies across a wide range of subjects. The Data Analytics Experience You'll study the most in demand data analytics skills employers are seeking: including machine learning and data mining in Python and SQL, statistics in SPSS, visualization in D3.js, geospatial analysis and bioinformatics as well as develop the agility to quickly acquire new programming languages as the workplace evolves. You will learn basic business concepts such as economics, finances and marketing. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively present ideas clearly to targeted audiences and collaborate in groups on projects. Students have explored how data analytics is applied in topics varying from social justice, such as analyzing if prisoners from different races, genders and ages get equal sentences for the same crimes, to public safety, in which students looked into car recall data and discovered patterns showing that car manufacturers were actually aware of some deadly problems but failed to report them. And because the Data Analytics major integrates elements from multiple fields, you'll be able to use data analytics to explore these intersections in a unique learning environment. Study Abroad in Montreal We designed the curriculum of our majors to support a semester of international study, which means you can study in another country, or even complete an international internship, and still graduate on time. You have the option to study abroad at one of the Champlain campuses in Montreal, Canada, or Dublin, Ireland. At both international campuses, students can explore the world of ethics in computer sciences with a Global Information & Ethics course or customize their program with a business or communication course. Alternatively, you can take a semester studying anywhere in the world through our Global Partners Program or one of our third-party international study partners. Internships Fundamental to the program are the relationships you'll develop with industry partners who will mentor you on projects during the academic year. We intentionally help you make these connections and get the real-world experience you need to be prepared for a data analytics internship as soon as the summer after your first year. Such experiential study allows you the chance to tap into your curiosity early on and prepare to make discoveries in the world of big data. Employment Outcomes Data Scientist was named the #1 job in Glassdoor's 50 Best Jobs in America for 2017. Reports such as this confirm that knowledge of data analytics is high demand, and roles such as data scientist and data analysts are playing vital roles in emerging industries in the technology world. Our Data Analytics program will prepare you to be a standout candidate for big data positions across a variety of industries—in public, private and non-profit organizations. You may explore a career in lucrative positions such as a data analyst, data architect, artificial intelligence (AI) specialist, business analyst, data engineer, data scientist or investment fund manager, among others.
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