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Environmental Health Science

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Interested in Environmental Health Science?

  • Desire to improve human health through disease prevention and environmental protection
  • Are interested in how our food, water, air, workplaces, and communities impact health
  • Enjoy hands-on learning and the application of science and technology to solve timely real world problems where each day can be noticeably different
  • Want to be a disease detective to prevent and control outbreaks
  • Want a diversity of career opportunities that can be local, global, or involve travel 
  • Are committed to protecting or enhancing the quality of life for future generations 
  • Are passionate about protecting the health and dignity of communities, workers, and vulnerable populations with respect to their environmental and safety concerns
  • Desire to apply science and technology in the field, lab, clinic, or workplace

If any of the above statements applies to you, Environmental Health Science & Sustanability may be the perfect major for you!

Why Environmental Health Science & Sustainability?

  • One of the nation’s oldest and most respected programs (nearly 50 years old).
  • Small class sizes while being the largest BS-EHS program in the eastern U.S.
  • One of 28 undergraduate programs in the nation that is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council.
  • Recognized by the U.S. Public Health Service, CDC, and others as being among 28 undergraduate programs in the nation that meets eligibility requirements to become a federal environmental health officer with only a four-year degree.
  • In-demand and versatile degree that can lead to employment immediately upon graduation and often while in school through cooperative education.
  • In addition to immediate job prospects, graduates have lucrative options for fully-funded graduate programs due national shortages. Graduates are also competitive if seeking professional degrees in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. 
  • Be a part of an inclusive global profession that values diversity and speaks a universal language applicable for all types of communities all over the world.

A brief over view of the Environmental Health Science Program at Eastern Kentucky University.

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