Our society’s influence on the natural world’s ecosystems and resources has never been more pronounced or problematic than it is today. In order to better understand and address environmental challenges, environmental scientists and engineers provide technical solutions and advance innovations in environmental measurements, modeling, and control through the application of scientific and engineering principles.
Environmental scientists and engineers:
- Protect human health from adverse environmental conditions
- Protect local and global environments from deleterious effects of human activities
- Measure, model, and improve environmental quality
- Evaluate and model climate change and climate/energy interactions
Students in the environmental science and engineering bachelor program study the fundamental processes and technologies underlying environmental systems, including natural and polluted waters and soils, the atmosphere, climate, and energy.
Students learn to apply these principles to develop solutions to complex environmental problems and to mitigate human impacts on the environment. Undergraduate research and design projects in environmental science and engineering cut across departments and schools, and cover topics in environmental technology, atmospheric sciences, environmental chemistry, water management, energy, climate, and oceanography.
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Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Harvard facultyare engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the...
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