Environmental Health

On Campus Track

Mission

Our Mission is to provide students the knowledge, skills, and credentials necessary to work as an environmental health professional or to continue in environmental health graduate studies. Environmental Health is the science of preventing physical, chemical or biological hazards from adversely impacting human health or the ecological balances that sustain our environment. Career opportunities include professional positions with public health departments, environmental protection agencies, environmental consultants and occupational health and safety divisions of industry. The program is fully accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (aka EHAC). We provide the option of either an on campus track or a distance learning track for obtaining the degree.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Environmental Health

Major Code EH02 (On-Campus Track)

 

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Environmental Health    
Major Code EH02 (On-Campus Track)    
     
Semester Hours    
Gen Education & Institutional Requirements (GER)   35
Biology & Environmental Health Core   52
9 hours of Biology    
Bio 101 General Biology  
OR    
Bio 105 General Biology: EH Emphasis*  
OR    
Bio 110 Principles of Biology I*  
OR    
Bio 121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Bio 231 General & Medical Microbiology 5
EH 311 Soil Morphology & Sewage Systems 3
EH 312 Environmental Biology 4
EH 370 Environmental Health 3
EH 371 Environmental Toxicology 3
EH 372 Environmental Regulations 3
EH 374 Air Quality Management 3
EH 376 Water Quality Management 3
EH 377 Food Safety 3
EH 378 Occupational Health & Safety 3
EH 380 Epidemiology 3
EH 382 Epidemiological Statistics 1
EH 410 Hazardous Incident Management 3
EH 450 Internship in Environmental Health 5
EH 481 Environmental Risk Management 3
     
 Mathematics and Physical Science    25
 Math 140  College Algebra & Trigonometry  5
Chem 151  General Chemistry I  5
 Chem 152  General Chemistry II  5
 Chem 300  Intro to Modern Organic Chemistry  5
 OR    
Chem 301  Organic Chemistry I  5
Phys 150  Environmental Physics  5
OR     
Phys 151  Elementary College Physics I  5
     
 Computer Requirement    3
 EH 304  Geographic Information Systems  3
     
 Environmental Health Electives    9
 Select from the following**:    
 Bio 221  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  5
 OR    
 Bio 301  Human Physiology  4
 Bio 240  Radiation Biology  3
 Bio 290  Research & Statistical Methods  3
 Bio 361  Parasitology  4
 Bio 402  General Ecology  4
 Bio 442  Pathogenic Bacteriology  5
 Bio 481  Aquatic Ecology  4
 Chem 201  Analytical Chemistry  5
 EH 298  Topics in Environmental Health  1-5
 EH 300  Environmental Geology  3
 EH 352  International Environmental Health  3
 EH 373  Solid & Hazardous Waste Management  3
 EH 375  Disease Vector Control  2
 EH 450  Internship in Environmental Health  1-3
 EH 480  Environmental Epidemiology  3
 EH 498  Advanced Topics in Environmental Health  1-5
 EH 499  Problems in Environmental Health  1-3
 IntS 302  World Environmental Issues  3
 MIDS 402  Future Environments: Sustainability  3
 PSc 421  Public Administration  3
 OR    
  MSSU approved transfer course  
 Total Minimum Hours for the EH degree***    124
See Environmental Health degree and course descriptions    

*Bio 101, 105 or 121 satisfies 4 hours of Area D1 of GER

*Math 140 satisfies 3 hours of Area C of GER

*Phys 150 or 151 satisfies 5 hours of Area D2 of GER

** Coursework not listed as an elective will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to its application for an environmental health professional or toward graduate education.

***Must include at least 40 hours of Upper Division.

Majors satisfy the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement by completing Eng 101 and 102 (or their equivalent) and three WI classes in Environmental Health. See MSSU Catalog page 34 for Writing Intensive requirements. Math 130 + Math 135 is equivalent to Math 140.

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