Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Environmental Science and Studies

Environmental Health Track

The major in Environmental Science and Studies with a concentration in Environmental Health requires 70-74 units. Students select this track if their primary interest relates to the impact of the environment on human health. The issues discussed can be local (the impact of sanitation on urban populations) or international (the impact of improved water sources on a rural community). Students completing this degree often work with local health departments or water/air protection agencies.

Required Courses

Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics (22-24 units)

BIOL 201 Cellular Biology and Genetics (4 units)
BIOL 202 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (4 units)
CHEM 104 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (4 units)
GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4 units)
One of the following:
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (4 units)
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications (3 units)
One of the following:
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3 units)
MATH 237 Elementary Biostatistics (4 units)
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 units)
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 units)
Advanced Writing (3 units)
One of the following:
ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3 units)
ENVS 337 The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed (3 units)
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (3 units)
Environmental Geography, Ethics and Health (12 units)
GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3 units)
GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3 units)
HLTH 451 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 units)
PHIL 255 Environmental Ethics (3 units)
Applications (3 units)
One of the following:
ENVS 482 Environmental Research (3 units)
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3 units)
ENVS 491 Senior Seminar (3 units)
Economics and Political Science (12 units)
Students complete two, two-course sequences, one upper-level and one lower-level course in both Political Science and Economics.
ECON 201 Microeconomics (3 units)
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3 units)
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3 units)
POSC 103 American National Government (3 units)
POSC 207 State Government (3 units)
POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3 units)
Electives (18-19 units)
Any five course from the following and one additional course from any Environmental Science and Studies track:
GEOG 232 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3 units)
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3 units)
SOCI 329 Demography (3 units)
GEOG 411 Studies in Natural Hazards (3 units)
GEOG 470-9 Seminar: Selected Topics in Medical Geography (3 units)
HLTH 333 Food Safety Science (3 units)
HLTH 435 Epidemiological Basis of Disease and Environmental Health (3 units)
POSC 488 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3)
WMST 345 Women, Development and Environment (3 units)


Environmental Science and Studies Program
Psychology Building, Room 210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4920
E-mail: Dr. Christopher Salice at

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Students select this track if they are interested in the impact the environment has on human health.





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