Environmental Health Science Minor

Environmental Health Science Minor

The interdisciplinary Environmental Health Science Minor explores the interrelationship between human health and the environment.  The interplay of human activities, natural earth processes, and ecological processes influences both human health and the quality of the environment.  This Minor is particularly suitable for students majoring in health sciences, environmental earth science, and biology.  It also is appropriate for students whose careers will entail interacting closely with the general public, such as majors in communication, political science, sociology, and social work. The objectives of the minor are to:

  1. expand student awareness of environmentally-driven disease and injury
  2. assist students in pursuing careers in environmental health, public health, and environmental science
  3. prepare students for graduate studies in environmental health science

The Environmental Health Science Minor consists of 15 credits, nine of which must be unique to the minor.
Students must receive a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course applied toward the minor.

I. Required Courses:
EHS210Introduction to Environmental Health Science 3 credits
EHS324Environmental Toxicology 3 credits
BIO/PBH206Epidemiology for the Liberal Arts 3 credits
II. Elective Courses (select two courses with approval of the Environmental Health Science Minor Advisor)
EES/PBH 323Drinking Water Management 3 credits
EES423Health & Safety at Hazard Waste Sites 3 credits
EES300/301Introduction to GIS Lecture/Lab 4 credits
or
EES340Geographic Info Systems w/Lab 4 credits
EHS410Hydrogeology for Environmental Health Professional 3 credits
EHS420Occupational Health and Safety 3 credits
EHS480Independent Study3 credits
EHS494Supervised Field Experience 3 credits
PSC350Public Policy and Decision-Making 3 credits

Contact: Dr. Catherine Carlson, Professor of Hydrogeology & Hydrology
(860) 465-5218, carlsonc@easternct.edu