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Courses for a Degree in Environmental Health

Environmental health focuses on all parts of the environment, natural and made by people, and how that environment impacts people’s health.

For this major you’ll take lots of environmental health classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in environmental health.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in environmental health:

Environmental Health Courses:

  • Toxic Chemicals & Human Health
  • Chemical and Analysis
  • Microbiological Sampling and Analysis
  • Environmental Risk and Society
  • Environmental Health Policy and Practice
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • General Microbiology
  • General Microbiology Lab
  • Green Chemicals, Green Products, Green Processes: Crafting a Less Toxic World
  • Disasters and Public Health
  • Case Studies in Children's Environmental Health Disparities
  • Human and Animal Health in a Changing Environment
  • Water, Wastewater and Health
  • Food Protection
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Housing and Health
  • Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria/Genes Impact on the Environment and Public Health
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental Change and Infectious Disease
  • Community Air Pollution
  • Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards
  • Detection and Control of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational Safety Management
  • Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology