Sep 23, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Environmental Health Science Major (B.S.E.H.)


Major code BS6260

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Social and Public Health, Department of 
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555
www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

Michele Morrone, contact person
morrone@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The nationally-accredited environmental health science program focuses on the public health skills for prevention of disease through the management of water, food, land, chemical, radiation, and other environmental factors. The curriculum offers a solid foundation in physical and biological sciences, plus hands-on experience in the field using modern equipment and techniques to analyze air and water quality, noise and environmental stressors, food quality, and contaminants of all types.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Students will be able to perform methods, techniques, and activities at a professional level.
  • Students will be able to collect data and formulate conclusions, strategies and solutions to professional standards.
  • Students will be able to describe essential facets of the profession.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities in environmental health are diverse and many. Graduates work in industry, corporations, insurance companies, food establishments, research facilities, and governmental agencies. Many find employment in health care settings, including hospitals, laboratories, or public health departments. Still more options exist in the field of education or with public utilities, natural resource departments, consulting firms, and environmental consulting.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The environmental health science major requires a minimum of 109 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Additional Chemistry


Complete one (1) of the following courses or course group (minimum 3 credit hours)

Additional Basic Science


Complete two (2) of the following courses or course groups (minimum 6 credit hours)

Cross-Cutting Environmental Health Knowledge Areas


Complete three (3) of the following courses (minimum 9 credit hours)

Other Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Mathematics


Complete one (1) of the following courses (4 credit hours)

Statistics


Complete one (1) of the following courses (minimum 3 credit hours)

Professional Experience


Complete nine (9) credit hours of the following course