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SUNY ESF
Environmental Health Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Lee Newman

The Environmental Health minor will introduce students to environmental health with a core context of epidemiology and toxicology; the minor requires 15-17 credit hours. There are 3 required courses (7 credit hours): EHS250 Foundations of Environmental Health(1), EFB360 Epidemiology(3), and EFB400 Toxic Health Hazards(3). Students will have the flexibility to explore a variety of components by selecting an additional three courses (8-10 credit hours) from among the following: EHS440 Occupational Health and Safety(3), EHS350 Environmental Health Management(3), EHS320 Disease Prevention(2), FST102 Food fights: Contemporary Food Issues(3), FCH399 Introduction to Atmospheric Science(3), ENS470 Environmental Risk Assessment(3), EST245 Foundations of Environmental Communication(3), EHS480 Hazardous Waste Management(3), EFB303 Introductory Environmental Microbiology(4).

The Environmental Health minor will be available to students in all majors (except Environmental Health) who want to increase their knowledge of the impact of the physical environment on human health.

Some of the courses have additional pre-requisites, and students should investigate this before selecting courses to fulfill the minor requirements.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 to apply. Interested students should submit the minor enrollment form accompanied by a list of courses to fulfill the minor requirements to their faculty advisor and the Environmental Health minor coordinator, with final approval from the Dean of Instruction and Graduate Studies.