The field of environmental health is composed of individuals whose vocational efforts are directed toward controlling environmental health hazards; preserving and improving environmental factors for the achievement of optimum health, safety, comfort, and well-being. Various courses provide students with the educational background that is necessary for employment in regulatory agencies or industries concerned with environmental quality. The major includes both specialized courses in environmental public health, such as food and water sanitation, industrial hygiene, community health services, and related classes in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Students in the solid and hazardous waste management course evaluate the claims of "biodegradable leaf bags."
Water and wastewater course students test winter water quality at Half Moon Lake.