The Environmental & Occupational Health minor studies the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health. This is an excellent addition for students with majors in Agricultural Sciences, Design & Human Environment, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Kinesiology, Nutrition and a variety of Sciences.


Eligibility Requirements

This minor is available to all majors, including Public Health majors with options in Health Promotion & Behavior and Health Management & Policy.

  • Have a minimum OSU GPA of 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter (A-F) grade
  • No more than two attempts at any course or pre-requisite


Minimum Grade Policy

Effective calendar year 2017-2018, a grade of C– or higher is required for all courses in a student’s undergraduate program of study.

This includes all courses and associated prerequisite courses in a student's undergraduate program of study for a major, minor or certificate as listed in the online course catalog.


Required courses

The following courses must be competed satisfactorily (see above) to fulfill the Environmental & Occupational Health minor:

H 344 Foundations of Environmental Health 3 credits
H 407 Seminar
Pre-req: Junior standing; approved application.
2 credits
H 410 Internship
Pre-req: H 407
9 credits
H 445 Occupational Health
(Bacc Core course)
3 credits
H 448 Public Health Toxicology
Pre-req: H 344 and one year basic college chemistry and biology and two terms organic chemistry
3 credits
H 480 Undergraduate EOH seminar
Pre-req: Junior or senior standing
1 credit
  = 21 credits



Select two elective listed below for a total of 6 credits:

All courses below require Junior Standing
* designates a Bacc Core course

AEC 432 Environmental Law 4 credits
AG 412 AG Safety and Health 3 credits
FST 421 *Food Law 3 credits
GEO 309 *Environmental Justice
Pre-req: WR 121 & sophomore standing
3 credits
GEOG 300 *Sustainability for the Common Good
Pre-req: Upper-division standing
3 credits
H 385 Safety and Health Standards and Laws 3 credits
H 489 Emergency and Disaster Management 3 credits
H 494 Applied Ergonomics 3 credits
  = 6 credits

Total = 27 credits