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Environmental Health Science Major (B.S.E.H.)

Program Overview

The nationally-accredited environmental health science program focuses on the public health skills for prevention of disease through the management of water, food, land, chemical, radiation, and other environmental factors. The curriculum offers a solid foundation in physical and biological sciences, plus hands-on experience in the field using modern equipment and techniques to analyze air and water quality, noise and environmental stressors, food quality, and contaminants of all types.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Students will be able to perform methods, techniques, and activities at a professional level.
  • Students will be able to collect data and formulate conclusions, strategies and solutions to professional standards.
  • Students will be able to describe essential facets of the profession.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

    Opportunities Upon Graduation

    Career opportunities in environmental health are diverse and many. Graduates work in industry, corporations, insurance companies, food establishments, research facilities, and governmental agencies. Many find employment in health care settings, including hospitals, laboratories, or public health departments. Still more options exist in the field of education or with public utilities, natural resource departments, consulting firms, and environmental consulting.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic Catalog

    Program Details

    Degree
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
    Code
    BS6260

    Contact

    College of Health Sciences and Professions 
    Social and Public Health, Department of 
    Grover Center W324
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone: 740.593.4675
    Fax: 740.593.0555
    www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

    Administrative Contact

    Michele Morrone, contact person
    morrone@ohio.edu