Environmental and Occupational Health

  • EOH Graphic,Professional testing samples, Professional testing food

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

  • EOH Graphic,Professional testing for mold,Professionals testing samples

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

  • EOH Graphic, Students conducting HAZWOPR Training

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

  • EOH Graphic, Students looking in microscope;containers with chemicals

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

  • EOH Graphic, Professionals inspecting equipment, Professional testing food

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

  • EOH Graphic, Professionals performing hazardous waste cleanup

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and Occupational Health

EOH Department Operations Update 

Fall 2021 will bring an increased return to campus life, with more than 50% of class sections having an on-campus component and more on-campus services available in-person. Virtual services and events will continue to be offered. So whether we’ll see you in person on campus, or your smiling faces online, we’re excited to welcome you back.

 Fall 2021 Hours of Operation for the EOH Department Office:

  • Monday: virtual 8:00am to 5:00pm * 
  • Tuesday: virtual 8:00am to 5:00pm * 
  • Wednesday: in person 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Thursday: virtual 8:00am to 5:00pm * 
  • Friday: virtual 8:00am to 5:00pm *

*During virtual hours contact 818.677.7476 or email eoh@csun.edu .  If you need to contact a specific faculty member you can find their contact information on this website under Faculty/Staff. 

The Matador community has been resilient and united in our efforts to look out for one another. As we transition back, your health and safety remains our driving force as we continue to move Matadors forward, together, into the new semester. Check back here often for the most up-to-date information.

 

"Building a better world, one graduate at a time."

Our profession is devoted to understanding the relationship between human health and the environment. Whether it is air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste, unsafe food, or many other special environments (such as industrial settings), we look for practical actions that protect human health.

Five full-time faculty members, along with numerous affiliated and part-time faculty, presently teach in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH). The program emphasizes the study of the chemical, physical and biological factors that affect human health and environmental quality. The curriculum provides the basic knowledge and training required for professional careers in the field of community environmental health and industrial hygiene. The curriculum is also excellent preparation for a career in medicine, dentistry, or optometry.

With well over 200 majors, we are the largest accredited EOH program in the nation. These numbers are essential for addressing the unfolding workforce crisis in environmental and occupational health. In terms of total numbers, we are also the most diverse accredited EOH program in the nation. In a profession that values our ability to communicate with the public, diversity matters.

Of course, quantity is not quality.Our mission is to develop the very best EOH practitioners in the field. We pursue various lines of research, teaching, and service towards that end. Our graduates have earned doctoral and professional degrees all over the nation and, more importantly, attained leadership levels in virtually every area of our profession. We are fortunate to be located in a major academic center for EOH, and we value our many connections with other universities and related agencies.

The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health preparing students for a variety of occupations including Environmental Health Specialist, consultant to governmental and industry, Industrial Hygienist, Safety Engineer, and Loss Control Representative.

The graduate program leads to a Master of Science Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health and provides additional expertise in protecting workers and communities from accidents and a variety of physical, chemical and biological agents. Advanced research skills and preparation for supervisory and administrative responsibilities are an integral part of the graduate program.

A Minor in Environmental and Occupational Health is available to CSUN undergraduates in other campus Departments. The minor may open many employment opportunities to students outside of our major.

Approvals and Accreditations

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health:

  • is in the highest approval category for registered environmental health specialists by the California Department of Public Health;
  • is fully accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (both BS and MS degrees)

 

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