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Courses for a Degree in Environmental Health

In addition to a focus on environmental health courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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