EHS Major Requirements

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. The required courses have been selected to develop students' critical thinking, life-long learning, and problem solving skills. 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.

All Environmental Health & Safety majors must:

1. Complete the required courses outlined below,
2. Meet with an advisor to select electives to complete in depth training in four technical areas,
3. Complete an Environmental Health & Safety internship (180 hrs),
4. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7.

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