Environmental Health and Safety
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Environmental Health & Safety Major

(B.A., B.S. degree)
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 as an environmental health officer. Graduates of this program will work to ensure public health and safety in a variety of domestic and international roles.
 
Work areas are diverse and include:
  • epidemiological surveillance
  • disease prevention
  • occupational safety
  • industrial hygiene
  • food safety
  • water quality
  • recreational safety
  • injury prevention and education
  • emergency preparedness
Environmental health officers protect the public from environmental threats and help communities recover from natural disasters.
 
Adapted from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps:
http://www.usphs.gov/profession/environmental/