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To be effective stewards of the earth and realize the world's energy needs, we must learn how the many aspects of the energy-environment challenges interact to educate students who embrace this knowledge. To achieve this objective, VIEE currently promotes several graduate degrees and is in the midst of helping develop additional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Graduate Programs

A unifying element of these programs is the offering of a capstone course available to all students pursing the above degrees. The capstone course will emphasize the importance of each discipline and demonstrate how they come together to support problem-solving in the fields of energy and the environment. Plans also are underway to develop a seminar in which presentations are made on critical and timely energy and environmental topics.

Professional programs

In addition to traditional graduate degree programs, VIEE is exploring executive masters and certificate programs that will be of value to business and government executives.

Undergraduate Programs

VIEE Associate Director David Hess now leads the undergraduate minor  in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

For a list of undergraduate research interests, click here.


VIEE facilitates research opportunities for undergraduate students, including summer internships, some of which are paid. For more information, visit the environmental studies webpage or contact Jack Barkenbus.