Environmental Science, B.S. |
Natural Sciences, B.S. |
Sustainability Studies, B.S. |
Licensure in Secondary Education
Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Pre-Health Professional Curricula
Natural Sciences at Lyndon
The Department of Natural Sciences offers students exciting opportunities to engage in hands-on learning about the natural world and sustainable technologies and practices. Our tight-knit community of faculty, staff, and students works collaboratively to produce degrees in Environmental Science, Natural Sciences, and Sustainability Studies. The Department also offers minors in biology, chemistry, physics, and geology, and provides scientific instruction in support of other degree programs at Lyndon.
The Department’s mission is to create future environmental, community, and educational leaders through participatory learning about the natural world and our role in it.
The curriculum explores the structures and patterns that exist in the natural world and consider the processes responsible for those patterns. Courses in astronomy explore both the structure and the origin of the universe; courses in geology cover the structure of the earth’s crust and the processes which led to its formation; and courses in biology consider the kinds of organisms that inhabit our planet as well as the evolutionary processes responsible for our biodiversity.
A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences provides graduates essential training to become environmental consultants, scientists, and regulators. By employing the significant experience of the department’s faculty in the fields of research, consultation and governmental regulation, students are trained to become environmental leaders.
The natural world is a complex and dynamic system. A Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences provides students a diverse foundation of scientific knowledge from which many choose to specialize through graduate studies, professional programs, and scientific employment.
Human impact on the natural world is the seminal subject of our time. Addressing these impacts in a holistic and comprehensive manner is the goal of sustainability. A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Studies is broadly trained for future employment in areas including renewable energy, sustainable food production, and sustainable living practices that seek to help meet the significant challenge of sustainability.
The degree also provides a significant foundation in environmental science. Given our locality in a state with a vibrant renewable energy and sustainable agriculture communities, Lyndon’s Sustainability Studies program is ideally situated and provides many opportunities for real world experience.
The faculty of the Department of Natural Sciences is composed of scientists with significant experience in scientific research, environmental regulation, sustainable technology, consultation and education.
Full Time Faculty:
- Ian Balcom, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
- Alan Giese, Biology
- Alison Lathrop, Geology
- Ben Luce, Physics and Renewable Energy
- Mark Breen, Astronomy
- Theresa Conant, Laboratory Practices
- Pauline Dwyer, Physics and Renewable Energy
- Michael Miller, Environmental Restoration and Watershed Science
- Jonathan Kaplan, Botany and Sustainable Food Production
- Metin Yersel, History of Science
We have a pre-nursing articulation/transfer agreement with Vermont Technical College.
|VTC REQUIREMENTS||LSC COURSES|
|BIO 2011 A & P I||BIO 2011 A & P I|
|BIO 2012 A & P II||BIO 2012 A & P II|
|PSY 1050 Human Growth & Development||PSY 1050 Human Growth & Development|
|ENG 1061 English Composition||ENG 1051 Intro to College Writing|
|ENG 2080 Technical Communication||ENG 2060 Technical Writing|
|MAT 1040 Mathematics for Allied Health||MAT 1060 Problem-Solving with Mathematics|
|BIO 2120 Elements of Microbiology||BIO 3140 Intro to Microbiology|
|PSY 1010 Intro to Psychology||PSY 1010 Intro to Psychology|
|ARTS/HUM Elective||ARTS or HUM Elective|
For more information about the nursing program, visit VTC nursing course page.