Environmental health science is the study of the biological, chemical or physical agents introduced into the environment or occurring naturally and their effects on human health and ecological systems. The field also includes the study of human activities, a vital component in our complex ecosystem. Environmental health scientists serve the general welfare by safeguarding and improving the quality of food, shelter, air, water and other natural resources.
Individuals who complete a degree in environmental health science have career opportunities rich with professional and personal rewards. Environmental health scientists are employed in the private and public sectors as analysts, managers, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, auditors, risk assessors, teachers, researchers, and other professions. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health curriculum includes a strong foundation in basic science and analytical methods that prepares students for rigorous graduate studies in science, medicine, and law. The Master of Science and Ph.D. in environmental health science prepares students for research and technical careers in industry, academia, government and non-governmental organizations.
Details about undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental health science are provided in this section. Click on the tabs for Undergraduate and Graduate degree options.