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Environmental Health and Safety Major, B.A., B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees

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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.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (53 hours)

BIO 101General Biology

3(2-2)

BIO 208Microbiology

4(3-3)

BIO 435Environmental Toxicology

3(3-0)

BLR 521Environmental Law and Policy

3(3-0)

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

CHM 342Survey of Organic Chemistry

4(3-3)

ENV 101Introduction to Environmental Studies

3(3-0)

ENV 310Environmental Issues Management

3(3-0)

GEL 100Introduction to Earth Systems

3(2-2)

HNS 452Environmental Health & Safety Internship

3(Spec)

HSC 211Human Anatomy and Physiology

3(3-0)

HSC 352Environmental Health

3(3-0)

HSC 404Epidemiology

3(3-0)

PHY 130QRCollege Physics I

4(4-0)

STA 282QRIntroduction to Statistics

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (4 hours)

Select one of the following in consultation with an advisor as it relates to the Technical area:

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics

4(4-0)

MTH 132Calculus I

4(4-0)

Required Courses III (10-12 hours)

To complete training in four technical areas, select a minimum of 10 hours in consultation with an advisor:

BIO 334/GEO 334Soil Science

3(2-2)

BIO 365Environmental Contaminants

3(3-0)

GEL 380WIHydrogeology

4(3-3)

GEO 203QRIntroduction to Geographic Information Science

3(2-2)

HNS 425Hazardous Materials Technology

3(3-0)

HSC 317Community Health

3(3-0)

HSC 505Work Injury Prevention

3(3-0)

HSC 454International Health Systems, Organizations and Policy

3(3-0)

IET 327Industrial Safety

3(3-0)

Total: 67-69 semester hours