This program prepares students for employment by public sector environmental agencies, private industry, academic institutions, as well as graduate study in medicine, veterinary medicine, and related biomedical and health fields. 

Students will begin their studies with foundational science courses including biology, physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, math, and statistics, and then use these basic sciences as tools to solve environmental health problems. Students are involved in actual and simulated field projects with data gathering and analysis, characterization of environmental health problems, evaluation of alternative solutions, and presentation of results in written and oral formats. All students in the Environmental Health concentration will complete a professional internship for academic credit with a private sector company, environmental health agency, or research entity (public or private).

Effective Summer 2020

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ERHS 220Environmental Health 3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
MIP 260The World of Parasites 3
VMBS 100Introduction to Biomedical Sciences Major 2
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following: 3-4
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
 Total Credits 27-28
Sophomore
 
ERHS 230Environmental Health Field Methods 3
MIP 300General Microbiology 3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory 2
Select one course from the following: 4
Principles of Human Physiology  
Fundamentals of Physiology  
Select one course from the following: 5
General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A 
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Select one group from the following: 8
Group A  
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry  
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory  
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Contaminants: Exposure and Fate
  
Group B  
Modern Organic Chemistry I  
Modern Organic Chemistry II  
Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory  
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
BC 351Principles of Biochemistry 4
ERHS 320Environmental Health--Water Quality4A3
ERHS 332Principles of Epidemiology 3
ERHS 350Principles of Occupational Safety and Health 3
ERHS 479Environmental Health Practice4C1
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Select one course from the following: 3
Food Safety  
Food Microbiology  
Arts and Humanities3B6
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
ERHS 410Environmental Health-Air and Waste Management4B3
ERHS 430Human Disease and the Environment 3
ERHS 446Environmental Toxicology 3
ERHS 450Introduction to Radiation Biology 3
ERHS 487Internship-Environmental Health4C4
Program Electives1 5
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives2 8-9
 Total Credits 32-33
 Program Total Credits: 120

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO Declare Major: competitive entry controls required and capped enrollment in place. Please contact Director of Student Success in the CVMBS Student Success Center for more information.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)X 3A4
VMBS 100Introduction to Biomedical Sciences Major   2
Select 0-1 credits from the following:   0-1
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)  1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)  1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
 Total Credits   14-15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 113General Chemistry IIX  3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab IIX  1
ERHS 220Environmental Health X 3
MIP 260The World of Parasites   3
Select 2-4 credits from the following (not previously taken):   2-4
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)  1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)  1B 
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)  1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)  1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)  1B 
A minimum of 3 credits of AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X 1B 
 Total Credits   12-14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ERHS 230Environmental Health Field Methods X 3
Select one course from the following:   4
Principles of Human Physiology    
Fundamentals of Physiology    
Select one course from the following:   5
General Physics I (GT-SC1) X3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)  3A 
Select one group from the following:   3-5
Group A    
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry    
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory    
Group B    
Modern Organic Chemistry IX   
ERHS 220 must be completed by end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15-17
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MIP 300General MicrobiologyX  3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory   2
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Select the same Group (A or B) as selected in Semester 3:   3-5
Group A    
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Contaminants: Exposure and Fate
    
Group B    
Modern Organic Chemistry IIX   
Modern Organic Chemistry LaboratoryX   
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
BMS 300 or BMS 360 and ERHS 230 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   14-16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ERHS 320Environmental Health--Water Quality  4A3
ERHS 350Principles of Occupational Safety and Health   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Select one course from the following:   3
Food Safety    
Food Microbiology    
Historical Perspectives  3D3
PH 121 or PH 141 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 351Principles of Biochemistry   4
ERHS 332Principles of Epidemiology   3
ERHS 479Environmental Health PracticeX 4C1
Arts and Humanities  3B6
BMS 300 or BMS 360 and STAT 301 or STAT 307 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ERHS 446Environmental ToxicologyX  3
ERHS 487Internship-Environmental HealthX 4C4
Program Electives (See Major Requirements tab)   5
Electives   3-4
 Total Credits   15-16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ERHS 410Environmental Health-Air and Waste ManagementX 4B3
ERHS 430Human Disease and the EnvironmentX  3
ERHS 450Introduction to Radiation BiologyX  3
ElectivesX  5
Diversity and Global AwarenessX 3E3
The benchmark courses for Semester 8 are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   17
 Program Total Credits:   120