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What will I learn?

Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of the scientific, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the world’s environmental problems and potential solutions.

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 that have the greatest impacts on society. Graduates of such programs contribute to the solution of environmental problems such as soil or groundwater contamination, flooding, slope stability, shore erosion related to changing land use, or 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. As part of their undergraduate program, Northeastern emphasizes experiential, off-campus learning in addition to classroom learning, which is designed to help our students to become well grounded in their field of study and to work effectively with others to study and address real problems.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (128 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$52,420.00 per year
USD $26,210 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021

Venue

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete secondary school graduation equivalent to US high school.

For international students

Whether you’ll graduate with an American high school diploma, the IB Diploma, or another internationally recognized school leaving qualification, you will be expected (prior to enrolling) to complete a secondary education program which enables you to apply to university in your own country (e.g. British A-Levels, French Baccalauréat, or German Abitur).

English Language Proficiency

Northeastern’s Admissions Committee will consider not only your overall composite score, but also your individual subsection scores, to confirm your proficiency across all four language skills, which are needed to be successful at Northeastern. Our most competitive applicants will frequently achieve composite scores between: 99 and 107 on the TOEFL iBT, 7.0 and 8.0 on the IELTS Academic, 120 and 130 on the Duolingo English Test, 68 to 74 on the PTE Academic, and 185 to 204 on the Cambridge English Scale. All applications are fully evaluated and considered for admission.

Application Deadline: Regular Decision - Jan/01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Students benefit from experiential learning and global opportunities where they embrace change, create innovative solutions and strive for excellence.

  • Global research university located in the U.S.
  • Undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and certificate programs
  • #40 Best US University (U.S. World & News Report 2020)
  • Experiential-powered learning model