The Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health teaches students how to reduce the burden of human illness that results from natural and man-made environmental exposures.
The program features a variety of courses designed to prepare students for a challenging, dynamic, and interdisciplinary career focused on public health risks associated with human invasion of the environment. Students are also encouraged to complete a variety of courses in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, physics) to better prepare for entry into this field.
Classes feature instruction in:
Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health have the opportunity to work in:
Jobs in this industry typically require a great deal of field work as employees travel to work and environmental sites to assess damage and help mitigate disasters.
Some of the main duties of environmental & occupational health professionals include:
There are plenty of opportunities to make a difference in this dynamic field. If you're interested in pursuing career opportunities in environmental and occupational health, Kent State can help you prepare. Learn more about this industry and the many other public health careers available today.