Earn your bachelor's degree in environmental public health from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Our environmental public health program will prepare you to control biological, chemical, and physical hazards that exist in our environment. With the growing world population and climate change, environmental public health majors are in high demand!
At UW-Eau Claire, we strive to use innovative approaches in our curriculum and will empower you with real-life experiential learning. We will prepare you for employment in regulatory agencies, industries or consulting firms concerned with environmental quality and protection. Change lives and shape the world for the better by earning your bachelor's degree in environmental public health from UW-Eau Claire.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are a variety of scholarships and thousands of dollars available to students pursuing environmental public health degrees at UW-Eau Claire
Environmental public health scholarships
UW-Eau Claire offers many different scholarships to students for their success. It's one of our top priorities to create a compassionate environment that embraces differences and provides opportunities for everyone to thrive. An example of that is the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation. This scholarship offers $1,000 to a student from Wisconsin family farms, who have financial need and are entering or continuing study in environmental public health. It is our goal to help students feel empowered with the right tools they need to reach their full potential.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
UW-Eau Claire financial aid
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central—our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your environmental public health degree.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UW-Eau Claire.
Environmental public health program details
- Program length: Four years
- Availability: Campus
- Student National Environmental Health Association
- The Conservationists
Accreditation information: The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).
Transformative learning opportunities and leading-edge curriculum. UW-Eau Claire's environmental public health program will provide you with many opportunities to gain real-life, high impact learning experiences that go beyond the classroom. We have many student-faculty research programs available to environmental public health majors including, frac sand mining, groundwater research, air quality monitoring, and international survey research on climate change. You will also get to participate in laboratory and field-based courses, local and national conferences, and paid summer internships. UW-Eau Claire strives to provide opportunities that push you to step beyond the traditional approach, think critically, and change the world for the better.
Student-focused faculty empower their students. UW-Eau Claire continuously focuses on building an inclusive campus community that embraces its students. Our faculty make students a top priority so they feel inspired to do their best. A perfect example of that is the ABC Pierce Environmental Public Health Scholarship, which was created by our very own environmental public health faculty member, Crispin Pierce. At UW-Eau Claire our smaller class sizes allow you to get the most out of your education through in-class small group discussions, field trips, debates, and guest presentations. You will feel prepared for life after graduation through meaningful opportunities and experiences from UW-Eau Claire.
UW-Eau Claire will prepare you for a successful career in environmental public health. We offer one of only a few accredited undergraduate environmental health programs in the Midwest and it’s one of only 32 accredited programs in the country. Our transformative curriculum and experiential learning will help you feel empowered to take on any challenge after graduation. UW-Eau Claire has a 94% placement rate for graduates of the ENPH program.
- Consumer Safety Office Investigator, USDA; Madison, WI
- U.S. Public Health Services, Indian Health Service; Bemidji, MN
- Environmental Health Sanitarian; Marathon County, WI
- Safety, Health and Environmental Specialist; Hudson, WI
- Graduate Student, University of Iowa Industrial Hygiene Program
Environmental public health careers
- Air Pollution Analyst
- Disaster Management Specialist
- Environmental Sanitation Engineer
- Health and Safety Specialist
- Environmental Toxicologist
- Wastewater Treatment Operator
UW-Eau Claire has opportunities for faculty-student research, small class sizes, and the broad foundation in science that I’ve learned qualified me for a life changing internship at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA
UW-Eau Claire's innovative curriculum allows you to pursue impactful opportunities through experiential learning and real-life opportunities. The environmental public health program will set you up for success through a paid practicum or internship which is typically taken the summer between junior and senior year. This high-impact learning opportunity will prepare you for employment in your field after graduation.
Graduation requirements for an environmental public health bachelor's degree
Liberal education core (36 credits)
Environmental public health core courses (39 credits)
Core science courses (22 credits)
Other major requirements (28 credits)
View more in the course catalog.
Top classes for environmental public health majors
Global Environmental and Public Health
Water and Wastewater
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Occupational Safety Management