An important responsibility that we have for today and for the future is to balance human needs with the preservation of a functional biosphere. To minimize human impacts and move toward more sustainable practices, we must understand the causes of ecological change and the complex interactions within ecosystems, and design effective strategies for pollution prevention.
This requires expertise in environmental monitoring and assessment, determination of appropriate regulations, and policy implementation. Through its curriculum and research opportunities, the Environmental Science program provides students with a strong scientific and technological background for understanding and addressing the environmental challenges we face.
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