Academics and Research

Academics and Research

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With innovative ideas from the campus community, a supportive administration, and the oldest undergraduate environmental studies program in the country, Middlebury provides an inspired and energetic atmosphere in which to explore real-world problems.

Franklin Environmental Center

The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest collaborates with offices and departments to support an array of environmental programs and promote sustainability initiatives.

Office of Sustainability Integration

The Office of Sustainability Integration develops, implements, and supports initiatives to achieve environmental, social, and economic goals throughout the campus community and operations.

Environmental Studies

Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary academic program with 14 specialization options ranging from conservation and environmental chemistry to literature and the arts.

School of the Environment

The School of the Environment is a rigorous summer program for college undergraduates. The six-week session combines for-credit coursework in environmental studies with environmental leadership training from top leaders in the field.

Environmental Council

The Environmental Council engages and supports the community in advancing leadership in sustainability and environmental citizenship, and also advises the president on sustainability policy and practice.

Environmental Writing

From poetry and creative prose to journalism and editing, Middlebury supports the pursuit of literary writing about the environment, sustainability, and the natural world.