William Gordon is a 2013 MSSU graduate in Environmental Health. His interest in environmental health came about during his time in the military. He saw the living conditions of the communities in which he served and became aware of the problems that came with living in such conditions.
Providing clean drinking water and eliminating bug infestations became his focus. He realized that the military could play a role to help these communities solve their issues and so he began his search for a degree that would give him the knowledge to help.
William took online and on-campus courses to complete his degree. His goal now is to use his education to help the military to solve these pressing environmental health problems.
His strong desire to help solve these environmental issues grows from his passion to provide a better world for his children.
is "the science of protecting the environment, our public health and safety". Environmental Health professionals keep our environment healthy and safe from chemical, biological, and physical hazards.
Environmental professionals protect us where we live, work and play from hazards and pollution that would contaminate our air, water or food.
The MSSU Environmental Health program is one of
only 31 nationally accredited programs. Some
agencies such as the U.S. Public Health Service will hire only graduates of accredited schools for positions in
The coursework provides marketable skills and knowledge. Specialized courses such as
epidemiology, toxicology, hazardous incident management, occupational health & safety,
environmental regulations, air quality, water quality, food safety, soil morphology & sewage systems provide
specific information and training for a career
as an environmental health professional.
Students will understand the effect of hazards on the human body, the effect of pollutants on ecosystems and the role of humans as an integral part of the biosphere.