Degrees & Courses

Course List

General Biology
EH  0101 4.00 Credit Hours
A survey of general biological principles that emphasize concepts relevant to the student. Special topics may be used to illustrate course content. Three one-hour lectures, one two-hour laboratory per week. Fulfills General Education requirements for Area D . Does not fulfill biology major requirements. Cross listed as EH 101 when taught with environmental health emphasis. BIO 101 or EH 101 fulfills the environmental health major general biology requirement. Cross listed as BIO 101.
Topics in Environmental Health
EH  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Designed to give instruction in some discipline of environment health not covered in other courses. Prerequisites to be determined by department.
Environmental Geology
EH  0300 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to our relationship to the earth's environment. The limitations of natural resources and discussion of consequences of the exploitation of natural resources are considered along with the demands of humanity upon the environment. Overview of natural environmental hazards, including volcanoes, earthquakes, subsidence landslides, floods, and asteroid impacts. Prerequisite: Five credits in physical science, physics, and/or chemistry. Cross-listed as GEOL 300.
Intro Geographic Info Systems
EH  0304 3.00 Credit Hours
Geographic Information Systems, GIS, involves the study of spatial (geographic) location of features on the Earth’s surface and the relationships between them. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the principles of cartography and GIS as they are used to analyze spatial aspects of society and the human and physical environments. Particular attention will be focused on ecology, environmental health, and related fields Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or GEOG 211 and completion of D1 and D2 area of general education requirements. Cross-listed as BIO 304 and GEOG 304.
Soil Morph & Sewage Systems
EH  0311 3.00 Credit Hours
Concepts, methods, and practices useful to the environmental health professional for soil morphology and site assessment leading to the proper design of residential sewage treatment systems. Two hours of lecture and two hours of field and/or laboratory activities are required per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Environmental Biology (WI)
EH  0312 4.00 Credit Hours
Environmental factors and their interactions with living organisms. Emphasis on human ecology and wise natural resource utilization. Three lectures, one two hour lab per week. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or 105 or 112 or 121 or 122 or EH 101. Cross-listed as BIO 312.
Intl Environmental Health
EH  0352 3.00 Credit Hours
An in-depth study of environmental health issues in countries other than the United States of America. The approach of this course is to select a country to be studied and review the pertinent environmental health issues. Environmental health issues common to many countries, as well as issues that are unique to the selected country will be studied. The environmental health issues of the selected country will be studied in class and followed up with an extended field trip usually lasting about two weeks. Prerequisites: EH 312. Priority given to EH majors.
Environmental Health & Safety
EH  0370 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of environmental health and safety issues, problems and protection measures, including public health disease prevention, injury prevention and environmental health hazard mitigation. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended. Cross-listed as BIO 370 and HS 370.
Environmental Toxicology (WI)
EH  0371 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to natural and manmade toxicants and their effects on public health and the environment. Toxicological effects ranging from the molecular level to the ecological level will be discussed. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Environmental Regulations
EH  0372 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of the regulations needed by environmental health professionals that work in the fields of environmental protection, environmental compliance, or public health and safety. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Bio 101 or Bio 105 or Bio 121 or Chem 151.
Solid & Hazardous Waste Mgmt
EH  0373 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to the problems and potential solutions related to the generation, disposal, recycling, reuse, and prevention of solid and hazardous wastes. Emphasis will be on solid and hazardous waste management for a sustainable society. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Ind Hygiene Sampling & Mgmt
EH  0374 3.00 Credit Hours
Air and material sampling strategy, air sampling techniques, air quality assessment and management for occupational health. Includes instrument calibration and air quality monitoring to assess exposures from chemical, physical, radiological and biological hazards. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 121 or EH 101 and CHEM 151. A chemistry course is recommended.
Disease Vector Control
EH  0375 1.00 Credit Hours
Identification and control of organisms that serve as reservoirs and vectors of diseases to humans. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended. Cross listed as BIO 375.
Water Quality Management
EH  0376 3.00 Credit Hours
Concepts, methods and practices for water quality management, water treatment, wastewater treatment, storm-water management, recreational water management and remediation of groundwater for the protection of the environment and public health. Two hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab/field work per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Food Safety
EH  0377 3.00 Credit Hours
The concepts, methods, practices, and regulations that help ensure a safe food supply. This information is useful for the environmental health professional working as a health agency regulator or as a quality control agent in the food industry. Two hrs. of lecture, two hrs. of lab/field work per week. Prerequisites: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Occupational Health and Safety
EH  0378 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to the concepts, principles, and methods generally employed by industrial health and safety officers in the performance of their duties. This course is intended to provide students the classroom background to begin preparation for professional certification in safety. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Career Planning for EH&Safety
EH  0379 1.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the various professions, certifications and organizations associated with the field of environmental health and safety. The student will plan for a successful internship and career as an environmental health and safety professional. One lecture per week. Prerequisites: EH 370 and Environmental Health major.
Epidemiology
EH  0380 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to the concepts, principles, and methods generally useful in the surveillance and investigation of communicable disease outbreaks. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or 105 or 112 or 121 or 122 or EH 101. Cross-listed as BIO 380 and HS 380.
Epidemiological Statistics
EH  0382 1.00 Credit Hours
The continuation of EH/BIO 380 Epidemiology by the further introduction of statistical methods that are useful in the analysis of disease outbreak or injury data. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH/HS 380 or concurrent enrollment.
App in Geographic Info Systems
EH  0404 3.00 Credit Hours
The goal of this course is to allow students to apply skills in spatial analysis to an advanced research problem in the social or physical sciences. Students will engage in all aspects of a GIS project. Skills learned will range from GIS project design and data collection to the production of a written deliverable, complete with a series of digital maps. Particular attention will be focused on advanced applications in ecology, environmental health, and related fields Prerequisites: GEOG 304 or instructor approval. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or GEOG 101 or GEOG 211, completion of D1 and D2 area of general education requirements, and GEOG 304 or content of instructor Cross-listed as BIO 404 and GEOG 404.
Hazardous Incident Management
EH  0410 1.00 Credit Hours
Knowledge will be gained regarding the identification of, preparation for, and response to environmental health emergency situations. Emergency situations discussed will include environmental contamination by hazardous materials, hazardous waste, chemical incidents, radiological emergencies, and bioterrorism. Environmental health emergency management systems will be covered. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Hazardous Material Safety
EH  0411 2.00 Credit Hours
This course provides information regarding the identification of hazardous materials and their potential impact on human health, safety and the environment. The material in this course will enable managing hazardous materials in ways to provide worker safety, protect health and protect the environment. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 110 or BIO 121 or BIO 105. A chemistry course is recommended.
Career Planning for EH & Safet
EH  0449 1.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the various professions, certifications and organizations associated with the field of environmental health and safety. The student will plan for a successful internship and career as an environmental health and safety professional. One lecture per week. Prerequisites: EH 370 and Environmental Health major.
Internship Envir Hlth & Safety
EH  0450 1.00 Credit Hours
Experience in actual observation and work at facilities where environmental health and safety is a viable concern. A proposal between the student and the cooperating facility must be submitted for approval to the EHS program director, the department head and the dean is required. A minimum of 2 credit hours ( 80 work hours) is required prior to graduation. Prerequisite: Student must be an environmental health major with 12 hours of environmental health courses.
Environmental Epidemiology
EH  0480 3.00 Credit Hours
The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations that are influenced by physical, biological, chemical, and psychosocial factors in the environment. Both communicable and non-communicable diseases associated with environmental factors will be studied. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course and EH 380 are recommended
Environ Risk Safety Mgmt (WI)
EH  0481 3.00 Credit Hours
The concepts, principles, methods, and techniques useful to the environmental health professional in risk assessment, risk management, and risk communications for the protection of the environment, the public safety, and the public health. Three hours of class per week. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Internship in Env. Health
EH  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Experience in actual observation and work at facilities where environmental health and safety is a viable concern. A proposal between the student and the cooperating facility must be submitted for approval to the EHS program director, the department head and the dean is required. A minimum of 2 credit hours ( 80 work hours) is required prior to graduation. Prerequisite: Student must be an Environmental Health major with 12 hours of Environmental Health courses.
Health & Safety Investigation
EH  0497 3.00 Credit Hours
The investigation of the workplace or built environment to determine the health or safety hazards that may exist. The environmental conditions that may adversely impact the health and safety of workers or occupants will be determined by survey, sample and test methods. Prerequisite: BIO/EH 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 110 or BIO 121. A chemistry course is recommended.
Special Topics Envir Hlth
EH  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
Designed to give instruction in some discipline of environment health not covered in other courses. For upper division majors. Prerequisites to be determined by department.
Ind Study in Env Hlth & Safety
EH  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Under faculty supervision, the student will perform in-depth research and report on a specific topic from the field of environmental health and safety that has not been covered sufficiently in a current course. Prerequisites: Environmental Health major and 12 hours in EH or permission.