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Environmental Health Curriculum

Environmental Health Student conducting research in a creek

 

The B.S. in Environmental Health consists of the WCU Liberal Studies curriculum (42 hours); 30 hours of math and sciences; 39 core environmental health courses; 9 hours (Concentration) in such areas as environmental health (ENVH), chemistry (CHEM), environmental science (ES), natural resources management (NRM), biology (BIOL), geology (GEOL) and foreign language are required. The area of concentration will be chosen in conjunction with the student's advisor. 120 hours

The course selection is found below:

Environmental Health Core Course Requirements
ENVH 230 - Intro to Environmental Health
ENVH 310/311 - Water quality Control and Lab
ENVH 312 - Solid and Hazardous Materials Management 
ENVH 320 - Institutional and Residential Environments 
ENVH 330/331 - Food Protection & Sanitation and Lab
ENVH 375 - Environmental Toxicology
ENVH 430/431 - Medical Entomology and Lab
ENVH 440 - Air Quality Control
ENVH 450 - Industrial Hygiene Lab
ENVH 457 - Industrial Hygiene
ENVH 470 - Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
ENVH 483 - Internship in Environmental Health
ENVH 395 - Environmental Health Pre-Internship Seminar
ENVH 483 - Internship in Environmental Health 

Required Math and Sciences
MATH 146 - Pre-Calculus
PHYS 130 - Introduction to Physics I
CHEM 139 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 140 - Advanced General Chemistry
CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry
BIOL 140 or higher - Biology Elective Course
BIOL 313 - Microbiology - Health & Nutrition

Environmental Health Emphasis Courses (Electives)
GEOL 305
- Soils and Hydrology 
GEOL 310 - Principles of Soils and Hydrology for Construction Managers 
MATH 170 or 270 - Statistics
ENVH 200 - Introduction to Public Health
ENVH 210 - Global Disparities in Public Health (P6)
ENVH 215 - Principles of Personal Protective Equipment
ENVH 260/261 - Etiology of Infectious Diseases and Lab 
ENVH 270 - Biological Basis of Disease
ENVH 300 - Occupational Health (P1 ULP)
ENVH 317 - Noise and Hearing Conservation
ENVH 340 - Environmental Health Practices
ENVH 410 - Radiation Safety
ENVH 465 - Wastewater Issues in Environmental Health 
ENVH 380 - Biosafety and Bioterrorism
ENVH 480 - Independent Study in Environmental Health
ENVH 499 - Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health

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