Environmental Health Sciences - Minor

College of Public Health
326 Lowry Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-6500
publichealth@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/publichealth


Description

The minor in Environmental Health Sciences is intended for students that have a strong interest or curricular focus in a natural science major. The minor provides students with foundational concepts in Environmental Health as it relates to the broad field of Public Health and allows students to choose elective courses that meet their interests and help to augment their degree program. This includes students in a variety of majors including but not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Physics, Botany, and Zoology.

Students who complete the required coursework and have 30 hours of coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, math, or statistics can pursue a Sanitarian in Training (SIT) career path in State of Ohio agencies to become a Registered Sanitarian (RS) and are well equipped to enter the workforce in a variety of career paths.

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

[EHS]

Minor Requirements
PH 30006INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 30101SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT 3
PH 30102AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION CONTROL 3
PH 30105WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT 3
Environmental Health Sciences electives, choose from the following:6
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS AND POLICY
FOOD PROTECTION
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
LABORATORY SAFETY AND HYGIENE
INSTITUTIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18

Graduation Requirement

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000