Explore the environmental public health degree program at UW-Eau Claire

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.

UW-Eau Claire alum Andy Kleist at Tugel Falls in South Africa

UW-Eau Claire environmental public health alum travels the world to learn about global health issues

At UW-Eau Claire, we strive to create a culture of exploration, discovery, and continuous learning. Andy Kleist, a 2013 UW-Eau Claire environmental public health graduate is a perfect example of that. Kleist has been on a 364-day trip around the globe to learn about world-wide environmental concerns. 

“I had been working as an EPA contractor for four years after graduation and felt like I was only seeing a small segment of the environmental issues that are of most importance globally,” Kleist said. “I decided to expand my worldview and see how other countries are facing their issues on that front… Basically, I went on this trip in order to learn how the rest of the world handles environmental concerns differently than we might.” Kleist noted “widely accepted littering in Central America, drinking water problems prevalent throughout Africa, ecotourism exploitation in many parts of Asia, and introduced invasive species concerns in New Zealand” as “just a few examples.”

At UW-Eau Claire we love seeing our students and alumni, like Kleist, using their degree to change lives and shape the world for the better. 

Environmental public health major scholarships and financial aid

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.

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Quick Facts

Environmental public health program details
  • Program length: Four years
  • Availability: Campus
Student organizations
  • Student National Environmental Health Association
  • The Conservationists

Accreditation information: The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).

Environmental public health program highlights

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.


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What jobs can you get with an environmental public health degree from UWEC?

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.

Environmental public health careers

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

Andy | Environmental Public Health

Environmental public health degree program curriculum

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

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