We do safety and health. Our students learn to save lives and lead the way in promoting environmental safety at home and in the workplace. In this major, you'll learn to investigate health problems and hazards, enforce safety laws and regulations, monitor community health, and assess environmental efforts.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
Want to keep people, families and communities safer? Our holistic, interdisciplinary program puts you on a path to be a lifesaver.
You'll gain a diverse and technical skill set in:
- Environmental health.
- Air quality control.
- Food protection.
- Hazardous materials.
- Water quality.
You’ll learn how to monitor, diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in communities. You'll develop the skills to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of environmental community services.
Opportunities abound in the private sector too. Industries across the board seek qualified health and safety professionals to protect their employees from harm. Compliance with safety regulations is also a top concern to avoid costly penalties and fines. With this degree, you'll have the expertise and skills to lead the way in improving safety for any organization in any sector.
This program is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council.
As an environmental health & safety major, you’ll:
- Learn how to protect the public from environmental threats.
- Develop skill to help communities recover from natural disasters.
- Study epidemiological surveillance, disease prevention, occupational safety, recreational safety, injury prevention and education, emergency preparedness, and more.
Careers & Outcomes
Our students graduate with the expertise and skills that help keep families and communities safe. Now, more than ever, the need for safety professionals is in demand.
|Construction Safety Manager
|Health & Safety (OHS) Engineer
|Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator
|Environmental Compliance Specialist