Environmental Health

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The concentration in Environmental Health (EH) will prepare students for research and practice in the field of EH, which is the understanding of environmental factors, including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community. EH focuses on the human health effects of agents encountered in the environment, from the molecular to the ecological level, as well as the effects of natural and human-created environments on health. The concentration will provide students with knowledge in the core EH disciplines of exposure assessment, toxicology, risk assessment, air pollution, and water pollution. In addition to these core knowledge areas, additional areas of specialization within EH include food safety, occupational health, infectious diseases, environmental epidemiology, and urban health.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION, 18 credit hours

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED OR ELECTIVE
PH 7293 Environmental Health Toxicology 3 Required
PH 7294 Exposure Assessment 3 Required
PH7345 Introduction to Risk Assessment 3 Required
 Select 3 courses from the following list of EVHT approved elective courses:
  • PH 7025 Health Disparities
  • PH 7155 Air Quality and the Environment
  • PH 7280 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • PH 7297 Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • PH 7299 Sampling of the Environment (lab course)
  • PH 7300 Urban Health
  • PH 7325 Urban Health Seminar (1-hour course that may be taken 3 times to count as a 3-hour elective)
  • PH 7340 Built Environment and Health
  • PH 7525 Statistical Computing
  • PH 7540 Introduction to Public Health Laboratories
  • PH 7600 Global Health
  • PH 8350 Biological Basis for Disease
  • GEOS 6532 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOS 6538 Urban Health Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOS 6644 Environmental Conservation
  • GEOS 6784 Climatic Change
  • BIO 6428 Medical Microbiology
  • BIO 6451 Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology
  • BIO 6480 Principles of Toxicology
  • BIO 6484 Laboratory Techniques in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • NUTR 6170 Food Safety
9 Electives
To download a PDF of Environmental Health course requirements, as well as potential career information, click here.

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