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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Health Science

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Health Science


A BS in Environmental Engineering and Health Science will prepare students with the engineering skills necessary to maintain healthy environmental systems by developing and applying techniques to reduce exposure to health hazards. This inter-college combined major with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences is designed for students who would like to explore their interest in the public health while earning the benefit of a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering.

Innovative Curriculum

The combined major reflects the respective departmental thrusts in environmental health and sustainable resource engineering to create awareness about the complex relationship between the environment and human health, prepare professionals in this growing area capable of providing engineering solutions to current and emerging topics related to environmental engineering and health sciences, and maintain healthy environmental systems by applying and developing techniques to reduce exposure to health hazards. This program combines the content of two majors to allow students to learn the breadth and depth of of the convergence between public health and environmental engineering.

Students have the option of selecting from several minors to complement their degree and personalize their path. Students can select from minors in the department, in other engineering departments, or from across the university.

The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.

Students currently earning a BS in Environmental Engineering and Health Science can select from the PlusOne pathways available for BS in Environmental Engineering students.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education, combining rigorous coursework with hands-on experience in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field—locally and abroad. With our signature cooperative education (co-op) program, students typically gain six months of work experience integrated as part of the educational program. Both five-year, three-co-op and four-year, two-co-op program options are available.

Program Contacts

Haris Koutsopoulos
Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Academic Advising

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Admissions & Aid

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