Environmental Health Sciences Specialty Track

The Environmental Health Sciences Specialty Track focuses on environmental exposures that affect human health that arise from air, water, food, work, and the built environment that affect the health of individuals and communities. This track also explores global environmental issues like climate change, and highlight emerging pollutants of concern and cutting-edge research on chemical exposures and fetal origins of adult diseases. Throughout the coursework and practical experiences, students will learn applicable principles of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, exposure and risk assessment, and strategies to prevent disease, as well as fundamentals of laws and regulation that address environmental and occupational hazards. Students also learn to recognize, address, and prevent common environmental and occupational health threats such as heavy metals, asthma triggers, pesticides, and solvents.

The Environmental Health Sciences Track is interdisciplinary and considers the broader context of environmental exposures and their contribution to health disparities on a local, national, and global scale. Students will gain a core skill set that will prepare them to become leaders in this important and growing field of public health.

  1. Assess environmental or occupational exposures.

  2. Identify the adverse effects of chemical, biological, or physical exposures on human health.

  3. Design or interpret epidemiologic research related to toxic hazard.

  4. Synthesize relevant information in order to assess or manage environmental or occupational risks.

  5. Engage in public health messaging or risk communication activities with a focus on the environmental health

Environmental Health Sciences Track Requirements and Electives

*Elective Options

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