Graduate programs in environmental health science emphasize the chemical, microbiological, physical, risk assessment, and policy aspects of environmental and occupational exposures and effects. Faculty members measure and model human and wildlife exposures to environmental and workplace contaminants; develop techniques and methods for collecting, analyzing, and assessing the effects of chemical, microbiological, and physical factors; and conduct risk evaluations of hazardous agents in water, soil, air, and food. Collaborative research is conducted with investigators throughout the United States and abroad.
Graduate students conduct research under the guidance of one or more faculty member in the department and complete a curriculum of required and elective courses. The Environmental Health Science (EHS) Department comprises 6 full-time faculty members, one emeritus faculty member, three adjunct instructors, and one part-time instructor. All faculty members are housed on the Athens campus with fully equipped laboratories and instrumentation needed for graduate environmental health.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999