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 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.
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 (http://www.ehacoffice.org/).
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.
ECU's Environmental Health Science program is one of 29 accredited in the nation!
It is the only one in Oklahoma.