PREPARE for an EXCITING CAREER in Environmental and Occupational Health!

The job outlook is Very Good for environmental and occupational health and safety specialists with salaries ranging from $45,000 - $113,000. (Source: explorehealthcareers.org)  

Our Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) concentration in Environmental Health Sciences is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in environmental and occupational health.  The curriculum covers all of the content areas included in the registered sanitarian board exam. Environmental and occupation specialists work in local, state, federal and international health organizations, academic institutions and private industry.

This concentration is ideal for students with an interest in the scientific aspects of public health, particularly biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.  Field and laboratory experiences are incorporated into the curriculum, including internships, to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities.

Courses cover key environmental health areas:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Vector-borne & Zoonotic Diseases
  • Built Environment
  • Institutional & Recreational Facilities
  • Air, Water, Food, Wastewater, Soil, Hazardous Waste, & Toxicology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Administration and Enforcement of Health & Safety Laws
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology

Top Notch Faculty

The director of our BSPH Environmental Health Sciences concentration, Chuck Hart, PhD, CIH, CSP, RS, brings over 35 years of professional and academic experience working as an EHS Director at two universities, a former County Health Commissioner and Environmental Health Director, a former Sanitarian, an environmental health consultant, and Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences.  Dr. Hart uses his vast network of colleagues in both the public and private sectors to expose students to real-world situations and internships.  He also serves on the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration and is able to guide students through the process of becoming credentialed as an environmental and occupational health specialist.



Current Kent Students

This concentration requires competency in biology, geology, chemistry and physics.  To learn more about courses and degree requirements, contact Dr. Charles Hart, PhD, CIH, CSP, RS, Associate Professor of Environmental Health, 330-672-6519, or chart18@kent.edu. To discuss degree planning, course scheduling and transfer of credits, contact a Public Health adviser, 330-672-6500 or SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT.

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