Environmental and Occupational Health

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Bachelor of Science Degree

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science Degree stresses the development of a basic science foundation and an in-depth coverage of applied concepts on environmental and occupational health. An Industrial Hygiene Option allows the designation "Industrial Hygiene Option" to appear on students' transcripts and diplomas. Talk to your advisor if you are interested in this option.

The following courses are required as part of the minimum 120 semester units for the degree. They are organized in three sections:

Lower Division Required Courses

The lower division courses listed here may also be taken at regional community colleges. Please visit the site www.assist.org to find articulation agreements between CSUN and other campuses.

If you take classes at another campus, this web site will help you make sure you are taking the 'right' class. We have prepared suggested study plans for freshman and upper division transfer students here.

 

BIOL

101/L

Introductory Biology (3/1) and

BIOL

281/282

Human Physiology/Lab (3/1)

 

or

 

BIOL

106/L

Biological Principles I and Lab (3/1) and

BIOL

107/L

Biological Principles II and Lab (3/1)

HSCI

132

History of Preventive Medicine (3)

 

or

 

HSCI

345

Topics in Public Health (3)

 

Note: These 2 courses satisfy  GE in Social Science

EOH

455/L

Microbiological Hazards in Envi. Health and Lab (3\1)

 

 

Note: These courses may be taken as an elective if a course in basic microbiology has been completed.

CHEM

101/L*,102/L*

General Chemistry (4/1, 4/1)

 

or

 

CHEM

103/L*,104/L*

Introductory Chemistry I & II (4/1,4/1)      

CHEM

235/L

Introductory Organic Chemistry (3/1)

 

or

 

CHEM

333, 334

Principles of Organic Chemistry I & II (4,4)

MATH

105*

Pre-Calculus (5)

 

or

 

MATH

102 & 104

College Algebra & Trigonometry

PHYS

100A/L*

General Physics I and Lab (3/1)

PHYS

100B/L*

General Physics II and Lab (3/1)

* These courses may also satisfy Lower Division GE Requirements                                                                                                                   

* These courses may also satisfy Lower Division GE Requirements

 

Upper Division Requirements

Upper Division: 

EOH 352*                  Environmental Health Policy, Law and Admin (3) (F/Sp)

EOH 356 A&B             Environmental Health (3,3) (F/Sp can be out of sequence)

EOH 456                   Fundamentals of Toxicology (3) (F/Sp)

HSCI 390/L               Biostatistics (3,1) (F/Sp) or other statistics class

EOH 466A                 The Occupational Health Environment (3) (F)

HSCI 488                  Epidemiology: Intro to Study of Disease (3) (F/Sp)

EOH 494B                 Academic Internship (2) (F/Sp)

* Satisfies lower and upper division in GE for EOH majors in Social Sciences

Recommended Elective Courses (15 units - with advisor approval)

A minimum of 15 units of electives; chosen with the prior approval of an advisor.  Approved electives include the following:

EOH 365                       Accident Prevention (3) (F/Sp)

EOH 453                       Health and Physical Aspects of Housing (3) (F)

EOH 454                       Environmental Health Law (3) (Sp)

EOH 457                       Water Supply and Sewage Disposal (3) (Sp)

EOH 458                       Vector Control (3) (F)

EOH 459                       Hazardous Waste Management (3) (F)

EOH 465                       Occupational Safety (3) (F/Sp)

EOH 466B, 466BL         Evaluating the Occupational Envi. and Lab (3-1) (Sp)

EOH 466C                     Controlling the Occupational Environment (3) (F)

EOH 467                       Radiological Health (3) (F)

EOH 468                       Air Pollution and Health (3) (Sp)

EOH 469                       Environmental Risk Analysis (3) (Sp)

EOH 560                       EOH Epidemiology (Every other Sp)

EOH 570                       Occupational Ergonomics (F)

Industrial Hygiene Option:

Graduates with a B.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health with the Industrial Hygiene Option are prepared for entry-level work in positions such as industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management, environmental compliance and a variety of similar positions.

EOH 465                     Occupational Safety (3) (F/Sp)

EOH 466B, 466BL       Evaluating the Occupational Envi. and Lab (3-1) (Sp)

EOH 466C (required)   Controlling the Occupational Environment (3)

Plus two of the following Courses: 

  • EOH 453           Health and Physical Aspects of Housing (3) (F)
  • EOH 459           Hazardous Waste Management (3) (F)            
  • EOH 467           Radiological Health (3) (F)
  • EOH 468           Air Pollution and Health (3) (Sp)
  • EOH 469           Environmental Risk Analysis (3) (Sp)
  • EOH 560           Epidemiology (Every other Sp) 
  • EOH 570           Occupational Ergonomics (F)        

 

 

Last Updated: March 2015