Environmental and Biomolecular Systems

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The Environmental & Biomolecular concentration is for students who want to focus their graduate study on a holistic view of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that affect human and environmental health.

Applications include

  • Bioremediation
  • Assessing environmental health effects
  • Multiscale biogeochemistry

The concentration emphasizes fundamental understanding of processes at molecular, cellular and particle levels in environmental and biomolecular systems. Most students become highly engaged this research soon after matriculation.

shipworm extraction from wood dish with marine microbes EBS fieldwork

Many of our graduates continue in careers that involve environmental and biomolecular systems research by government agencies,  research centers, non-profits, colleges and universities. Other graduates are successful in the environmental services sector, with notable impacts nationwide. Here is a sample of careers:

  • Academic research
  • Interdisciplinary sciences
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Water quality
  • Environmental protection