The goal of this degree program is to prepare environmental specialists by increasing understanding of interrelationships between environmental factors and human health. Environmental health service needs are complex and increasing because of changes brought about by economic and technological advances. Technical specialists in environmental health require a comprehensive education in basic and applied sciences. The educational objectives of the program are to provide the student with an opportunity to:1.Develop an understanding of the:(a)chemical, biological, physical, and social factors which affect the health of the community;(b)relevant concepts from the social and behavioral sciences;and(c)environmental health systems.2.Become proficient in:(a)identifying community environmental health needs;(b)information collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination; and(c)environmental monitoring, analysis, and management.3.Acquire skills in the application of the above techniques and knowledge for solution of environmental health problems. All students electing the M.S.E.H. specialist concentration must complete at least one (1) of the following courses in addition to the core courses. ENVH 5200 Environmental Chemistry ..................4 ENVH 5250 Environmental Microbiology.................4 ENVH 5890 Environmental Planning ..............3 Additional electives are to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisory committee for a minimum of 34 credits for the thesis option and36 credits for the coursework option.
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