Environmental health specialists help to promote healthier environments and minimize environmental risks that increase the incidence of respiratory, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal diseases; asthma, lower respiratory infections; road traffic injuries, poisonings, and drownings. Occupational health specialists study all aspects of health and safety in the workplace; occupational hazards create an enormous health burden, unnecessary pain and suffering, and economic losses in the workplace.
Master of Science, Environmental & Occupational Health
This program emphasizes the theoretical underpinnings of environmental health sciences and toxicology with more limited involvement in laboratory-based research.
Master of Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health
This degree program may be tailored more toward either environmental health science or risk assessment depending on the choice of electives and desire of the student.
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental & Occupational Health
This PhD program provides a broad theoretical and practical education for individuals who desire positions in academic, industrial, or government laboratories.