The Environmental Studies Program at Saint Michael's College engages students in:
- Interdisciplinary study crossing the bounds of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences
- Investigation into pressing domestic and global environmental problems, observation of the natural and built environment, to gain insight into the creation of a more sustainable world
- Application of knowledge to benefit the College community, as well as communities at a variety of scales from local to global, reflecting social justice mission of the College
- Opportunities for research and service-learning projects in courses within the program and during study abroad, as well as internships with businesses, non-profits, and government agencies addressing environmental problems or portraying environment in art, writing or digital media
- Exploration and study of Vermont's urban and rural human communities, farms, forests, mountains, streams, rivers, and lakes.
- Participation in on-campus sustainability and environmental justice projects such as the organic community garden, recycling and energy efficiency on campus, and activism