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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Health Major, B.S. (Environmental Health Concentration)


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College of Public Health


Department of Environmental Health


Environmental Health Program Information


P.O. Box 70682
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-5243
Fax : (423) 439-5230
Email: pattonc@etsu.edu 
 

Accredited by: The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council

Statement of Purposes, Goals, and Objectives
The need for a healthful environment is common to all peoples and to all communities. The needs for environmental health services are complex because of changes brought about by economic and technological advances. There is an increasing need for technical personnel in the field of environmental health. The many problems brought about by economic and technological advances require a comprehensively trained specialist in environmental health.

The educational objectives of the department are to provide the student with an opportunity to:

  1. Develop an understanding of
    1. the chemical, biological, physical, and social factors which affect the health of the community;
    2. relevant concepts from the social and behavioral sciences; and
    3. the environmental health systems.
  2. Become proficient in
    1. identifying community environmental health needs;
    2. information collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination; and
    3. environmental monitoring, analysis, and management.
  3. Acquire skills in the application of the above techniques and knowledge necessary for solution of environmental health problems.

Programs and Minors
At the undergraduate level the department offers the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health degree. The program leading to this degree is the environmental health concentration, which has a public health orientation. In addition, the department offers a minor in environmental health and a minor in safety.

A minor in Emergency/Disaster Response Management is offered jointly with the Department of Community and Behavioral Health and the Department of Environmental Health.

Graduate Study

At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Science in Environmental Health (M.S.E.H.) and the Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences. Admission to the graduate program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Further information on graduate programs is contained in the Graduate Catalog.

 

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours


Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of both of the following (required labs are listed after the lecture):

Mathematics


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Environmental Health Concentration


Note:


ENVH 3989 , or ENVH 4989  will substitute for ENVH 4080 .

ENVH 4000  not required for international students.

Additional Information


Click here to view the Environmental Health Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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