Environmental Health & Safety

Accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), Environmental Health & Safety is an interdisciplinary major that prepares students through academic coursework, laboratory, and internship experiences for a career in environmental health professions. Graduates of the program will diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in the community, enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety, monitor the health status of communities, and evaluate effectiveness and quality of environmental community services.

EHAC Accreditation requires broad training in 23 programmatic areas of Environmental Health & Safety, which may include Air Quality Control, Food Protection, Hazardous Materials, and Water Quality, with in-depth training in four of these technical areas. CMU offers in-depth coursework in 10 of the 23 programmatic areas. Interested students should meet with the Environmental Health & Safety Program Director, Dr. Rebecca Uzarski, as early as possible to assist with course scheduling in the four technical areas and to identify the appropriate prerequisite courses related to the student's choice of technical area.

All Environmental Health & Safety majors must:

1. Complete an Environmental Health & Safety internship (180 hrs),
2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7.