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 Fall 2017 

Core Courses
ERHS 520Environmental and Occupational Health Issues3
ERHS 526Industrial Hygiene3
ERHS 527Industrial Hygiene Laboratory1
ERHS 528Occupational Safety3
ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
ERHS 536Advanced Occupational Health3
ERHS 540Principles of Ergonomics3
ERHS 637Environment, Safety, and Health Management3
ERHS 679Occ Env Health Interdisciplinary Symposium 12
ERHS 699Thesis3
Out-of-Department Elective 22
Statistics 33
Elective Courses3
Choose a minimum of 3 credits from the following in consultation with your advisor:
Fundamentals of Toxicology
Toxicology Principles
Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
Radiological Physics and Dosimetry I
Ergonomics in Product and Process Design
Equipment and Instrumentation
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Principles of Radiation Biology
Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
Occupational Noise Control
Research Seminar: Industrial Hygiene
Aerosols and Environmental Health
Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Responsible Conduct Research Training is required of all master’s students enrolled in the program0
Program Total Credits:35

A minimum of 35 credits are required to complete this program.  


MAP ERC Trainees are required to take 4 credits.


One additional course approved by student’s committee.


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