Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of workplace contaminants and stressors that may cause sickness, injury, impaired health, or impaired well-being among workers or among citizens of the community.

Effective Spring 2015

Core Courses
ERHS 520Environmental and Occupational Health Issues3
ERHS 526Industrial Hygiene3
ERHS 527Industrial Hygiene Laboratory1
ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
Select one from the following:1-4
Occ Env Health Interdisciplinary Symposium 1
Research Seminar: Industrial Hygiene 2
Out-of-Department Courses 36
Statistics 43
Elective Courses 5
Select a minimum of 15 credits from the following:15
Fundamentals of Toxicology
Toxicology Principles
Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
Occupational Safety
Radiological Physics and Dosimetry I
Advanced Occupational Health
Principles of Ergonomics
Ergonomics in Product and Process Design
Equipment and Instrumentation
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Principles of Radiation Biology
Metabolism and Disposition of Toxic Agents
Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
Environment, Safety, and Health Management
Occupational Noise Control
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Aerosols and Environmental Health
Supervised College Teaching
Advanced Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
ERHS 799Dissertation15-20
Responsible Conduct Research Training 60
Program Total Credits:72

A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program. 


Required for MAP ERC Trainees.


Maximum of 4 credits allowed.


Minimum of 6 credits in 2 courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.


Select three credits of statistics with approval of advisor and graduate committee.


Other ERHS 500-level or higher courses may be approved on a case by case basis by the graduate advisory committee.


Required of all Ph.D. students enrolled in the program.