Environmental and Occupational Health

Undergraduate minor

Study the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health.

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The Environmental & Occupational Health undergraduate 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.

 

Ecampus

The EOH undergraduate minor is also available through Ecampus.

 

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.

Accelerated EOH master’s program


If you’re currently working toward a minor in environmental and occupational health, you could earn an accelerated MPH.

See how

Required courses

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

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Course   Credit hours
H 344 Foundations of Environmental Health 3 credits
H 407 Seminar

Equivalent to: H 407H
Recommended: H 480 for students in EOH (Environmental and Occupational Health) minors.

3 credits
H 445

Occupational Health

(Bacc Core course)
Attributes: CSST – Core, Synthesis, Science/Technology/Society

3 credits
H 448 Public Health Toxicology
Prerequisites: H 344 with C- or better
Recommended: One term of basic chemistry
3 credits
  = 12 credits

Electives

Select five electives listed below for a total of 15 credits:

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

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Course   Credit hours
AEC 432 Environmental Law 4 credits
AG 412 AG Safety and Health 3 credits
FE 460

Forest Operations Regulations and Policy Issues

Attributes: CWIC – Bacc Core, Skills, WIC

3 credits
FST 421

*Food Law

Attributes: CSST – Core, Synthesis, Science/Technology/Society

3 credits
GEO 309 *Environmental Justice

Attributes: CPDP – Core, Perspective, Difference/Power/Discrimination
Prerequisites: WR 121 with C- or better or WR 121H with C- or better
Recommended: Sophomore standing

3 credits
GEOG 250

*Land Use Planning for Sustainable Communities

Attributes: CPSI – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Social Processes & Institutions

3 credits
GEOG 300

*Sustainability for the Common Good

Attributes: CSGI – Bacc Core, Synthesis, Contemporary Global Issues; LACS – Liberal Arts Social Core

3 credits
GEOG 331

*Population, Consumption and the Environment

Attributes: CSGI – Bacc Core, Synthesis, Contemporary Global Issues

3 credits
H 332 / GEOG 332

*Climate and Health

Attributes: CPDP – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Difference, Power & Discrimination

3 credits
H 385 Safety and Health Standards and Laws 3 credits
H 388

*Global Environment Health

Attributes: CSGI – Bacc Core, Synthesis, Contemporary Global Issues

3 credits
H 489 Emergency and Disaster Management 3 credits
H 494 Applied Ergonomics 3 credits
  = 15 credits

Total = 27 credits

 

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  Also see academic catalog page for this undergrad minor.