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Graduates of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences contribute their knowledge to many issues around the world.

Our graduates help solve environmental problems such as soil or groundwater contamination, flooding, slope stability, shore erosion related to changing land use, and coping with the impact of sea-level rise or changing weather patterns related to global warming. Commonly, environmental professionals are expected to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team containing scientists, engineers, and professionals who can evaluate the legal, economic, political and social ramifications of complex environmental problems.

Northeastern’s emphasis on experiential, off-campus as well as classroom learning helps our students to become well-grounded in their field of study and to work effectively with others to study and address real problems. Students have opportunities offered to them on the main campus in Boston as well as at the Marine Science Center in Nahant.