Degree Requirements

Upon completion of the B.S. in Environmental Health, all graduates will be able to demonstrate the competencies detailed on the B.S. in EH Degree Competencies document (PDF).

The following is a list of courses required for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0. Prospective students should consult the applying to the major page for information on the admission process. In addition to the School of Public Health’s general education requirements, students complete the courses listed below.

Mathematics Preparation

Environmental Health majors must have sufficient competency in mathematics to perform and understand the approaches, measurements and computations used in several of the required courses, including physics and chemistry. The recommended preparation for PHYS 114 is a previous algebra course covering concepts such as trigonometry and exponential functions. The recommended preparation for CHEM 142 is a good working knowledge of algebra.

Students who do not have college credit for math are encouraged to take the Guided Self-placement test offered by the Department of Mathematics. If you placed below MATH 120 and are hesitant about your math skills, you are strongly advised to complete coursework to get up to the level of MATH 120.

Supporting science

BIOL 180, 200, 220 (15) Introductory Biology with labs

CHEM 142, 152, 162, CHEM 237, 238, 241
CHEM 142, 152, CHEM 223, 224, 241
CHEM 142, 152, CHEM 220
General and Organic Chemistry (choose one sequence)

PHYS 114/117 (5) General Physics with lab

BIOST 310 (4) OR STAT 220 (5) OR STAT 311(5) OR Q SCI 381 (5) Elements of Statistical Methods or equivalent

Environmental health core, complete all courses

ENV H 311 (3) Introduction to Environmental Health (AUT and SPR)
ENV H 320 (5) Introduction to Technical Communication in Environmental Health (WIN)
ENV H 405 (3) Toxic Chemicals & Human Health (SPR)
ENV H 432 (5) Chemical Sampling and Analysis (SPR)
ENV H 433 (5) Microbiological Sampling and Analysis (WIN)
ENV H 472 (3) Environmental Risk and Society (AUT)
ENV H 473 (4) Environmental Health Policy and Practice (WIN)
ENV H 480 (1) Undergraduate Seminar (AUT)
ENV H 482 (2-15) Environmental Health Internship (400 hour required internship)
EPI 320 (4) Introduction to Epidemiology (AUT and SPR)
MICROM 301 (3) General Microbiology (AUT and SPR)
MICROM 302 (2) General Microbiology Lab (AUT and SPR)

Environmental health selectiveschoose a minimum of 4 of the following courses (syllabi for all classes below are on the courses page.

ENV H 306 (3) Health and Sustainability
ENV H 310 (3) Green Chemicals, Green Products, Green Processes: Crafting a Less Toxic World
ENV H 406 (3) Disasters and Public Health
ENV H 409 (3) Microbiome and Environmental Health
ENV H 417 (3) Case Studies in Children's Environmental Health Disparities (also fulfills Diversity Requirement)
ENV H 439 (3) One Health: Human and Animal Health in a Changing Environment
ENV H 440 (3) Water, Wastewater and Health
ENV H 441 (3) Food Protection
ENV H 442 (3) Zoonotic Diseases
ENV H 443 (3) Housing and Health
ENV H 444 (4) Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria/Genes Impact on the Environment and Public Health
ENV H 445 (3) Solid Waste Management
ENV H 446 (3) Hazardous Waste Management
ENV H 447 (3) Environmental Change and Infectious Disease
ENV H 448 (3) Community Air Pollution
ENV H 451 (3) Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards
ENV H 452 (3) Detection and Control of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards
ENV H 453 (3) Industrial Hygiene
ENV H 460 (3) Occupational Safety Management
ENV H 462 (3) Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety
ENV H 465 (3) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Public Health
ENV H 538 (3) Public Health and the Built Environment

Environmental Health Electives

21 Credits from approved elective list.  These electives are group by Interest Areas: Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Public Health Practice, or  Health & Environmental Sciences, however students can choose electives from all three Interest Areas.

The full list of electives can be viewed as a pdf: Elective List