The multidisciplinary and applied nature of the ESE program teaches students to understand and analyze environmental issues from a technical level, and to apply the results of the analysis to real-world situations in order to address some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today.

Eric Stein, ESE Alumni

General Information

The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Program focuses on the critical environmental questions of the day: problems that transcend state and national borders, yet also have local relevance. ESE Program research and training activities are both experimental and analytical in nature, often involving laboratory or field studies but also modeling and policy analysis. Both the research and instruction recognize the interconnections between soil, air, water and biota, as well as the interdependence of human and ecological health. Equally important, the Program emphasizes the interactions and interdependencies between science, engineering, public policy economics and law in the protection of the environment and public health.

Students and Alumni

To date, the ESE Program has awarded the Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.) degree to approximately 200 students. Many ESE graduates occupy leadership positions in organizations dealing with environmental problems