Environmental Health (Minor)
This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Minor in Environmental Health
Unit: School of Public Health & Information Sciences
The Environmental Health minor will expose students to basic principles of how the environment affects health, how toxic materials are distributed in the environment, how environmental agents with adverse effects on health are measured, how these agents contribute to the burden of human disease, and how regulations pertinent to environmental health are devised and promulgated. Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate environmental hazards and exposures, assess health risks, and formulate rational policy decisions.
The Environmental Health minor can be pursued as a type of specialization within the field of public health—e.g., by Public Health majors, as adjunct preparation for other health fields, such as medicine or nursing—or as an applied field of basic science, such as biology or chemistry. The goal of the program will be to provide students with a solid foundation for further education or careers related to environmental health.
|PHEH 301||Public Health and Our Environment||3|
|PHEH 305||Environmental Toxicology||3|
|PHEP 441||Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health||3|
|PHEP 310||Environmental Epidemiology||1|
|PHEH 315||Environmental Health and Public Health Practices||2|
|Guided Electives (from the following list)||6|
|Environmental Policy and Risk Assessment in Public Health|
|Principles of Ecology|
|Evolutionary Ecology of Disease|
|Global Change Ecology|
|Instrumental and Statistical Analysis|
|Survey of Biochemistry|
|GIS and Public Health|
|Geography and Human-Environment Interactions|
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|Minimum Total Hours||18|