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Undergraduate Program

Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) is an interdisciplinary program with the goal of understanding, predicting, and responding to natural and human-induced environmental change. Addressing environmental issues such as global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, or local and regional air and water pollution requires perspectives from a diverse set of scientific disciplines including atmospheric physics and chemistry, oceanography, glaciology, hydrology, geophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry. We view the environment as a complex set of chemical, physical, and biological interactions, made even more complicated by the various activities of human society.

Through exploration of the underlying processes and feedbacks within the Earth system, and with a range of approaches from theory and modeling to experiments and observations, we train students to think about environmental processes in an integrated fashion, preparing them to manage the environmental challenges we face.


Do you have questions about our program? Contact our ADUS!

Bryan Yoon (Ph.D.) is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Science and Engineering. With an undergraduate degree in environmental planning and graduate degrees in ecosystem biogeochemistry, Bryan has research and teaching experience in a variety of topics in environmental sciences. Whether you are thinking about joining ESE or looking for someone to discuss your thesis ideas, Bryan’s here to help you and listen to you. For questions, please email If you would like to meet with Bryan, please use this Calendly link or stop by his office during his office hours (Fall 2021 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Pierce 117).