Environmental Health Minor
The objective in offering this minor is to enable students to find a wider selection of employment opportunities. For example, the students may wish to major in biological sciences, chemistry, criminal justice, physics, geography/geology, health science, technology, and pre-med or pre-engineering. A minor in environmental health will broaden their knowledge and augment their chances of employment in their chosen field. If employment is not available in their chosen field, they may be employed in environmental health/public health protection types of work.
A student with a major in the sciences and a minor in environmental health has an enhanced opportunity of finding employment in some industrial settings. As an example, the chemical industry needs environmental control personnel who are trained in chemistry.
Pre-professional majors, who choose not to or are unable to continue in professional school, will be much better prepared to seek employment within a federal, state, or local public health agency.
Admission Requirements – In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the university, applicants must apply to the Department of Environmental Health. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.30.
The objective of a minor in safety is to allow students in other disciplines to supplement their major knowledge with safety training. For example, students may wish to major in chemistry and minor in safety and thus enhance their chances of being employed in an industry where a strong knowledge of safety programs is needed. Students with the following majors would find a safety minor to be of particular interest: engineering technology, technology, biological sciences, chemistry, criminal justice, and management.
Students with a minor in safety should be qualified for a wide variety of employment opportunities with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as with industry. Graduates of this program would be able to offer employers the alternative of hiring an academically qualified safety officer as opposed to the expensive alternative of retraining an employee in safety management.
Admission Requirements – In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the university, applicants must apply to the Department of Environmental Health.
Emergency/Disaster Response Management Minor
The Department of Environmental Health also offers a minor in Emergency/Disaster Response Management. This minor is offered jointly with the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. Requirements for completion of this minor are listed in the catalog in the Department of Community Health section.
Advisors for the Environmental Health Minor and Safety Minor
Dr. Kurt Maier
Phone: (423) 439-5251
Dr. Phil Scheuerman
Phone: (423) 439-7078
Advisor for the Emergency/Disaster Response Management Minor
Dr. Mike Stoots
Phone: (423) 439-4456
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