Environmental Health (BS)

What is A Environmental Health (BS) Degree?

Environmental Heath looks at how the environment affects human health and disease. People in the field study things like pollution in the water, diseases that can be passed from one person to another, or hazardous substances like asbestos that may be found in the walls of older buildings.

To earn a BS degree in Environmental Health you will take courses in math, chemistry, biology, and maybe biostatistics.  You’ll also take courses specifically related to environmental health, including Toxic Chemicals and Human Health, Chemical Sampling & Analysis, Environmental Risk and Society, and Epidemiology.  You’ll further specialize with other more advanced courses in health and the environment, and you’ll probably serve an internship in a public health agency to complete the degree.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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