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Environmental and Occupational Health Emphasis Area

  • water testing with elementary school students

  • three environmental and occupational health students

  • graduates in fall 2006 with program director Dale Stephenson

  • student working in Idaho landscape

  • environmental health club in homecoming parade

  • environmental health competition team

  • student in lab

  • student at commencement, proudly displaying her diploma

  • College student working with elementary student

  • students in air quality lab

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health Emphasis area is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council. The program offers a comprehensive academic education preparing students for employment in the dynamic fields of environmental protection, occupational hygiene and public health.

Mission Statement

Accredited by the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council The mission of Boise State University’s undergraduate Environmental and Occupational Health Emphasis area is to provide students with a quality academic experience enabling them to think critically and apply scientific principles to preserve the global environment in which all humans work, live, and play.

What is Environmental Health?

AEHAP – Association of Environmental Health Academic Program video

Student Learning Objectives

  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem solving skills to address basic environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Articulate the theoretical and practical application of environmental and occupational health principles to the varying audiences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of environmental and occupational health research methods and the ability to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and leadership skills to facilitate the maintenance of the health and environmental quality of the community.
  • Demonstrate┬áthe ability to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness and economic impact of environmental and occupational health programs.
  • Interpret and apply laws and regulations applicable for the implementation of effective environmental and occupational health programs.
  • Prepare for successful completion of National and State Registration examinations as environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists and/or occupational safety professionals.