Environmental Health Program Information
P.O. Box 70682
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-5243
Fax : (423) 439-5230
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:
- Develop an understanding of
- the chemical, biological, physical, and social factors which affect the health of the community;
- relevant concepts from the social and behavioral sciences; and
- the environmental health systems.
- Become proficient in
- identifying community environmental health needs;
- information collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination; and
- environmental monitoring, analysis, and management.
- 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 practices 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.
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 Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours
Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a 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, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
Humanities and Fine Arts
9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.