Environmental Health Major

This major is a program that focuses on the application of environmental sciences, public health, the biomedical sciences, and environmental toxicology to the study of environmental factors affecting human health, safety, and related ecological issues, and prepares individuals to function as professional environmental health specialists.

Includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology, public policy analysis, public management, risk assessment, communications, environmental law, occupational health and safety emergency response, and applications such as air quality, food protection, radiation protection, solid and hazardous waste management, water quality, soil quality, noise abatement, housing quality, and environmental control of recreational areas.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Environmental Health Major (use the College Search feature and enter "environmental health" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Environmental Health Major?

As an Environmental Health professional (specialist, worker, practitioner) it will be your job to investigate, sample, measure, and evaluate the hazardous ecological agents in various settings and then recommend/apply protective mediations to control the hazards.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Environmental Health Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

Publications/Magazines in Environmental Health Major