PUBLIC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

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PUBLIC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION
C O L L E G E O F H E A LT H A N D H U M A N S E R V I C E S
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Department of Public Health
Academic Complex Room #133
Phone: (270) 745-4797
Fax: (270) 745-4437
Email: [email protected]
Webpage: http://www.wku.edu/publichealth/
Degree Offering: B.S. in Public Health
Program Description:
Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural
and built environment that may affect human health.
Career Opportunities in Public Health-Environmental Health
Environmental health professionals are best known for their efforts to ensure safe food, water, air
quality and sanitary conditions. The increase in environmental health threats such as E-Coli outbreaks,
and the emergence of new threats such as the West Nile Virus, SARS, bio/agro-terrorism (intentional
tainting of food) and the human health impacts of environmental catastrophes such as earthquakes
and hurricanes exemplify the ever-increasing need for an educated environmental health workforce.
EH professionals also include those who monitor air quality, water and noise pollution, control for toxic
substances and pesticides, conduct restaurant inspections and promote healthy land use and housing
just to name a few.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health-Environmental Health
This major in public health (reference 521) leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and does not
require a minor or second major. The curriculum consists of a core 40-44 hours of course work and an
additional 25 hours of course work for the environmental heath concentration.
Public Health Student Organization
Kentucky Public Health Association
For more information contact Cecilia Watkins at 270-745-4796
Environmental Health and Safety Student Association
For more information contact Vijay Golla at 270-745-2448
Human Health and Environment Applied Research Team (HHEART)
For more information contact Ritchie Taylor at 270-745-8894
College of Health and Human Services Resources
The CHHS Academic Center for Excellence offers personal student advising, professional publications,
academic enrichment activities, assistance with degree program completion and career
exploration/planning, and a state-of-the-art computer lab with latest software for CHHS majors.
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11038, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1038 • 270-745-2425 • Fax: 270-745-7073 • www.wku.edu/chhs
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