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Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Environmental Health Science Major

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree combines a liberal arts education with a professional orientation. Students receive a broad general education in communications, arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and quantitative methods. The curriculum introduces students to the complex public health issues and environmental health problems facing contemporary society at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

It fosters appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of these issues and that problem-solving occurs in politically and culturally diverse environments. The curriculum develops students' critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills so they are prepared to enter a broad range of organizations in a variety of entry level positions.

Learning Outcomes

The BSPH - Environmental Health Science major prepares students to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and solve problems in environmental science and health using knowledge, tools, and skills appropriate to entry- and mid-level environmental health science positions. The learning outcomes for the Environmental Health Science major are given below along with the PULs addressed in each learning outcome and the general education courses and courses in the major that support each learning outcome.

A student who graduate with the B.S.P.H. will demonstrate mastery of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders individually and in group settings using verbal, written, and electronic modes of communication (PUL #1).
  2. Apply statistical and other quantitative analysis tools and techniques to identify, characterize, and manage issues and problems in environmental science and health.
  3. Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and solve environmental science and health problems by applying scientific and technical knowledge and principles (PULs #1 thru #4).
  4. Monitor a community’s environmental health status using epidemiological tools, laboratory techniques, and field methods appropriate to individual issues (PULs #1 thru #4).
  5. Participate in developing and implementing plans and policies to improve environmental health using scientific and technical knowledge (PULs #1 thru #6). 
  6. Work effectively in a team-setting by applying organizational knowledge and leadership skills (PULs #1 thru #6).
  7. Recognize and demonstrate sensitivity to diverse points of view (PUL #5).
  8. Seek principled solutions to environmental health problems (PUL #6).