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.
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 environmental health.
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. Students gain practical experience in the internship and may get paid at the same time.
International opportunities are part of the mission of MSSU and are available to our students. Students may complete internships, independent research, or take courses for credit in other countries.
Environmental Health coursework may now be attained by the Distance Learning Track after completing general education, science and math requirements.