Environmental Health Science

Environmental Health Science & Protection Major

The environmental health science major meets the growing demand for environmental health science professionals in private and public organizations. These professionals evaluate environmental and public health issues, develop management programs and implement programs and projects to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts on the environment and public health. Through environmental health science, individuals concerned about protecting the environment acquire the skills and resources to assess and control hazards that can damage the environment and public health. Environmental health science professionals find careers in both private and public sectors. In the past, many private sector career opportunities were centered around environmental and safety compliance. Now with their emphasis on pollution prevention and resource management, these professionals are sought after to help businesses and organizations reduce waste, conserve resources and energy, and reduce operational costs. Degreed professionals can find opportunities in various organizations and business sectors including: local, state and federal health departments; agricultural agencies; local, state and federal environmental protection agencies; private health institutions (hospitals); manufacturing/industrial organizations; consulting firms.

Missouri State University
Master of Public Health Accelerated Program

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

Foundational Courses:
Choose one of the following:

MATH 109: College Algebra
MATH 231: Calculus I

Choose one of the following:
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 228: Applied Statistics in Exercise and Sport Science
PSYC 275: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (taken with PSYC 275-L)

Survey of Science
ENVR 170: Introduction to Environmental Science
BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
BIOL 206: Human Physiology
BIOL 208: Microbiology
CHEM 115-L: General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 115: General Chemistry
CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab
PHYS 201: Principles of Physics

Choose one of the following:
CHEM 208: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry

Environmental Health Science Requirements
Core Areas
BIOL 325: Epidemiology
ENVR 305: Air Quality and Pollution Control
ENVR 307: Water Quality and Pollution Control
ENVR 317: Waste Management
ENVR 326: Environmental and Community Health
BIOL 344: Toxicology

Electives
ENVR 201: Environmental Chemistry
ENVR 225: Introduction to Environmental Economics
ENVR 309: Global Environmental Politics
ENVR 312: General Ecology

ENVR 315: Environmental Laws & Regulations
ENVR 319: Occupational Health & Safety
ENVR 320: Environmental Ethics
ENVR 322: American Environmental Politics
ENVR 331: Principles of Pollution Prevention and Sustainability

ENVR 333: Psychology of Sustainability
ENVR 335: Sustainability Management

There are elective courses available that will fast-track into the Masters in Public Health program at Missouri State University. Please see Dr. Teresa Carroll or Doug Neidigh for advisement.

Field Practicum
ENVR 462: Environmental Health Field Practicum (minimum of 400 clock hours)