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 citizens of the community.

Learn more about the Industrial Hygiene Specialization on the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences website.

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 695BIndependent Study: Occupational and Environmental Health 24
Out-of-Department Elective 32-4
Statistics (select at least 3 credits) 43
Elective Courses6
Choose a minimum of 6 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
Internship 5
Research Seminar: Industrial Hygiene
Aerosols and Environmental Health
Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Advanced Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Responsible Conduct Research Training is required of all master’s students enrolled in the program0
Program Total Credits:39-41

 A minimum of 39 credits are required to complete this program. 


MAP ERC Trainees are required to take 4 credits.


Students are required to take ERHS 695B for the professional paper requirement. 


One additional course approved by student’s committee.


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


Students who do not have at least one year of occupational and/or environment health professional experience must complete an internship consisting of at least 400 hours of work time.  Internships must be approved by the student's advisor and graduate committee according to the program's Internship Handbook.