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Environmental and Occupational Health Track

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

With expertise in Environmental and Occupational Health, you can help communities stay healthy as they face the challenges of climate change, scarce water resources, industrialization, and contamination. Become part of the solution!

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If you're interested in environmental health, protection of natural resources, and safety for workers and communities, consider a Public Health major with an Environmental and Occupational Health track. Prepare to make a difference!

Public health professionals who specialize in environmental and occupational health implement and manage programs that protect communities and workers from health risks such as contaminates, hazardous living conditions, or toxic working conditions. They have a big impact on the health and wellness of many communities in Arizona and beyond.

Students who choose the Environmental and Occupational Health track learn about methods and programs that advance environmental justice, public health preparedness, industrial safety, sanitation, and safety fundamentals. Undergraduates complement their coursework with an internship that provides them with hands-on, professional public health experience.

The University of Arizona's Bachelor of Science in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Environmental and Occupational Health emphasis students wishing to also earn their Master of Public Health can do so in an accelerated program.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Students will be able to communicate public health information in written form.; CEPH Competency 1: Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Students will be able to communicate using a variety of media including an ePortfolio.; CEPH Competency 1: Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Students will be able to synthesize epidemiological information.; CEPH Competency 2: Information Literacy: Students should be able to locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize information

SAMPLE COURSES

  • EHS 484: Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health
  • HPS 409: Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • EHS 426: Topics in Environmental Justice

CAREER FIELDS

  • Public health research
  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health
  • Safety
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Compliance

LEVEL OF MATH

Moderate Knowledge

LEVEL OF SECOND LANGUAGE

2nd Semester Proficiency

PRE-MAJOR REQUIRED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see here for more information.

For more information about declaring this track for your degree, contact an undergraduate advisor.

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