Environmental Health Science

Environmental Health Science & Protection Major

The environmental health science major meets the growing demand for environmental health professionals in private and public organizations.  Students in this field learn how to evaluate environmental and public health issues, to assess and control hazards, and to develop and implement programs to reduce or eliminate adverse environmental impacts on public health.  Students with a major in environmental health science pursue careers in environmental and safety compliance, pollution prevention, and resource management in the private and public sectors.  They may also work for local, state or federal health departments, agricultural agencies, state or federal environmental protection agencies, hospitals, manufacturing companies, or consulting firms.

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

Math and Science Foundations
ENVR 170: Introduction to Environmental Science

Mathematics
MATH 231: Calculus I

Statistics
Choose one of the following courses:
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 228: Applied Statistics in Exercise & Sport Science
PSYC 275: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (taken with PSYC 274-L)

Physics
PHYS 211: General Physics I

Chemistry
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
(Note: Students with limited chemistry background may need to take CHEM 115 and 115-L prior to CHEM 238 and 238-L)
CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab

Biology
BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
BIOL 206: Human Physiology
BIOL 208: Microbiology

Environmental Courses
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
ENVR 344: Toxicology

Electives
Choose two of the following:
ENVR 201: Environmental Chemistry
ENVR 225: Introduction to Environmental Economics
ENVR 309: Global Environmental Politics
ENVR 312: Advanced Ecology
ENVR 315: Environmental Laws and Regulations
ENVR 320: Environmental Ethics
ENVR 321: Hazardous Materials
ENVR 322: American Environmental Politics
ENVR 331: Principles of Pollution Prevention and Sustainability
ENVR 333: Psychology of Sustainability
ENVR 335: Sustainability Management: Principles and Practices
ENVR 413: Resource Management and Planning

Applied Practice
ENVR 462: Environmental Health Field Practicum (Minimum of 400 clock hours)