The Environmental Health Sciences major is designed to fulfill all the pre-med course requirements. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for programs in the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine and are also qualified to sit for national certification which will enhance their advancement and employment opportunities.
This major emphasizes recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental health problems. This includes application of basic environmental health principles to problem solving, use of laboratory and quantitative methods to generate and evaluate environmental health data, and use of computer technology to calculate, analyze and display data.
Students must complete the following undergraduate public health core courses regardless of area of major. All courses are three (3) credit hours.
Beginning in the junior year, students take the six advanced public health core courses as part of their undergraduate experience. These courses also serve as a bridge for those wishing to enter the 4/1 BSPH/MSPH program. The core courses in the graduate public health curriculum include: