#1 Curriculum in Sustainability
#1 Baccalaureate College in Sustainability
Along with its maple groves and dairy farms, Vermont has long been fertile ground for philosophers, scientists, artists and environmentalists seeking answers to challenges faced by humanity. Green Mountain College has contributed to this tradition since its founding in 1834, and has evolved its educational offerings as the needs of society have evolved. That’s why more than 20 years ago the college embraced an environmental mission and broadened our curriculum to embrace the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.
We’re honored to have again been recognized for our leadership in sustainability education by earning the #1 curriculum in sustainability and the #1 baccalaureate college in sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Nearly 800 colleges were assessed in the 2016 rankings.
At the core of GMC’s sustainability curriculum is our “Environmental Liberal Arts” general education program. We infuse environmental awareness into every major. Whether you study biology or art, agriculture or business, you will be equipped with skills that are relevant in today’s job market, while being immersed in the ideals of service, environmental responsibility, and global understanding.
The benefits of a liberal arts education certainly aren’t new. The liberal arts give you the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems and make connections across the disciplines. The liberal arts are relevant today — more than ever. As we discover more about the complex relationships between human and natural systems, we understand that how we raise our food, how we transport ourselves, how we build our homes and fuel our economy will have big impacts on human society and the environment.
GMC offers 22 majors and an additional 32 minors and certificates. 97% of recent graduates are employed, in graduate school, serving in the military or gainfully engaged, and 95% of our graduates are satisfied or very satisfied in their work. No matter what major you choose at GMC, our leading curriculum in sustainability will help you be well prepared to make a difference while making a living.