Marine and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences programs are designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of the processes that affect the earth’s surface and their importance to society.

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Marine and Environmental Sciences Degree Programs

There are many programs offered for both undergraduates and graduates, on main campus in Boston and at the Marine Science Center in Nahant with an emphasis on experiential learning through programs like the Three Seas Program, enabling students to experience marine life first-hand.

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A voyage to the bottom of the sea in search of exploding rocks

When Northeastern student Harry Brodsky went 3,300 meters beneath the surface of the ocean in the deep-sea submarine Alvin, he wasn’t scared of the dark, he didn’t feel claustrophobic, but…
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Dispatches from an Antarctic Co-op: Our Backyard

Jake hikes in his Antarctic "Backyard," sharing photos of the glacier and stunning views.
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Northeastern, Nature Conservancy team up to tackle climate change, save coastal cities

Northeastern's new partnership with the Nature Conservancy will help drive efforts to investigate the effects of climate change on coastal cities.
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Sep 14th, 2018 - Nov 1st, 2018
Due soon! Muckenhoupt Scholarship applications - Nov 1 The award is for a student who, “will use their training in science to benefit the environment of the earth and the…
Sep 26th, 2018
Dr. Alon Tal will be presenting a talk entitled: The Environmental Potential and Perils of Desalinated Seawater: A Report from the Frontlines of Israel.