Make a Difference with Environmental Health!
The University of Washington’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health is a great choice for students who are interested in promoting health and preventing illness; excited about applying their scientific skills to real-life problems; and curious about how we might better manage environmental hazards. The coursework introduces students to basic principles of environmental health regulation, environmental sampling, microbiology, epidemiology, toxicology and risk assessment. The program prepares students for admission to graduate programs and professional programs such as medical school. Graduates are also prepared for direct entry into careers such as Environmental Health Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety Manager, and Public Health Adviser.
Features of the Environmental Health major include:
- Research opportunities: Work with faculty and staff on innovative research
- Internships: The program requires hands-on experience in the field
- Technical knowledge: Combine basic science with professional skills
- Applicable: Learn practical solutions to real-world problems
- Specialize in:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Health and Environmental Sciences
- Environmental Public Health Practice
Read profiles of some current students majoring in Environmental Health.
Student in other majors who have completed 2 years of general and organic chemistry can declare the Environmental Health Minor.
The program is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council. To earn a degree from our department, students must also demonstrate the required skills and knowledge detailed on the SPH Degree Competencies page.