East Central University - Department of Environmental Health Science
1100 East 14th Street
Ada, OK 74820
Environmental Health Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural and social sciences and the application of those sciences to the areas of environmental health and environmental protection. The major in Environmental Health Science prepares students for employment as environmental health specialists and environmental protection specialists with industry and governmental agencies. In addition, the completion of the major prepares students for graduate programs in environmental health and environmental science.
The Environmental Health Science program contributes to the overall mission of East Central University by offering a baccalaureate degree in Environmental Health Science. The EHS program is one of 30 programs nationally accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council.
A minimum of fifty-five (55) hours are required for a major; no minor is needed. In addition, the program offers a viable minor for students with other majors in the natural sciences and social sciences.
Environmental Health Science Major
The Environmental Health Science degree program is an interdisciplinary program which prepares majors for employment in private industries, environmental protection organizations, public health departments, environmental consulting firms and governmental agencies including the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Public Health Service. EHS graduates, at the B.S. level, are prepared for professional careers in areas such as: water resources management, occupational safety and health, hazardous materials management, environmental program planning, communicable disease control, toxicology, food safety and consumer protection. In addition, the EHS program prepares majors for a wide variety of graduate programs.