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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

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

Major code BS6260

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

Michele Morrone, contact person,  morrone@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

1.  Students will be able to demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills.

2.  Students will be able to perform methods, techniques, and activities at a professional level.

3.  Students will be able to collect data and formulate conclusions, strategies and solutions to professional standards.

4.  Students will be able to describe essential facts 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.