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B.S. in Environmental Health Science (Industrial Hygiene-Environmental Toxicology)

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Alan Rossner, Director

Environmental Health Science is the study of health hazards in the work and community environments. In this continually evolving field, current challenges include indoor air-quality assessment in factories and offices, outdoor air quality assessment in communities downwind of factories or busy highways, hazardous waste site assessment, and ergonomic evaluations. Industrial hygienists work closely with occupational health physicians, nurses, safety specialists, and physical therapists to identify the chemical and physical agents responsible for disease in the work or community environment.

Industrial hygienists or environmental health specialists are expected to work on a wide variety of problems. These range from performing health hazard assessments and training workers to collaborating with engineers in the creation of control systems that reduce exposure to various types of workplace stressors. It takes a special academic program to prepare students to succeed in this multifaceted field. The EHS curriculum is rigorous and effectively prepares students to work in the important area of industrial and environmental health and safety. In addition, the EHS curriculum is well suited as a preparatory degree for students interested in pursuing a professional degree in health sciences, including physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary school.

Required Courses
 
Cr. Hrs.
   
Cr. Hrs.
Chemistry
25
  Clarkson Common Experience
21
Biology
16
  Free Engineering Electives
6
Mathematics
9
  Professional Electives
3
Physics
8
  Free Electives
14
Industrial Hygiene
18
   
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      TOTAL
120
 Environmental Health Science Curriculum1
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FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Second Semester
Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
  Course Title
Cr. Hrs.

BY140

Biology I
3
BY160 Biology II
3
BY142 Biology I Lab
2
BY162 Biology II  Lab
2
CM103  Structure and 
  CM104 Chemistry Equilib.
  Bonding
3
    and Dynamics 
3
CM105  Chemistry Lab 1 
2
  CM106 Chemistry Lab II 
2
UNIV190 Clarkson Seminar 
3
    Statistics 
3
EV100 Intro to Env.
    Math Course 
3
  Science & Policy 
1
     
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FY100  First-Year Seminar
1
     
   16
   
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   15
       
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SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester   Second Semester
Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
  Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
CM241  Organic Chemistry I 
3
  CM242 Organic
BY222  Ecology 
3
    Chemistry II  
3
EV280 Environmental 
  CM244  Organic Chemistry      
  Science
3
    Lab or
PH131/PH141  Physics I 
4
  CM370  Physical Chem. I
3
  Math Course 
3
  PH132/PH142   Physics II
4
   
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  IH310  Intro to Occupational
   
   16
    Hygiene Lab
2
        IH309 Intro to Occupatonal
          Hygiene
3
          KA/UC
3
           
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   16
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JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester   Second Semester
Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
  Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
CM221 Spectroscopy 
3
    Chemistry/
CM223  Spectroscopy Lab 
3
    Bio Electives
6
IH405  Methods and 
  CE240  Earth Science 
3
  Analysis
4
  EV399  Proposal 
1
IH406  IH Controls 
3
    KA/UC 
3
  KA/UC 
3
    Engineering Elective 
3
   
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   16
     
   16
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SENIOR YEAR
First Semester   Second Semester
Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
  Course Title
Cr. Hrs.
IH330  EHS Management 
3
  IH481  Advanced Topics
EV400  Capstone 
3
    in EOH 
3
IH416  Prin. of Toxicology & 
    Prof. Elective (ES432
  Epidemiology 
3
    Risk Analysis)
5
CE340  Intro to Environ.
    Free Elective
3
  Eng.
3
  EV401  Capstone 
1
  KA/UC 
3
    KA/UC 
3
   
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   15
     
   15

A technology course will be required if one of the major courses does not fulfill this requirement.

2  Or other suitable engineering courses.

Students in the Class of 2010 and later — see details of the Clarkson Common Experience including the First-Year Seminar, the Clarkson Seminar, Knowledge Area (KA) courses, University Courses (UC), and related requirements.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE (EHS) COURSES
EV100   Introduction to Environmental Science & Policy
EV280   Intro for Environmental Science
IH309    Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
IH310    Introduction to Occupational Hygiene Laboratory
IH405    Monitoring and Analysis
IH406    Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
IH416    Principles of Toxicology & Epidemiology
IH481    Advanced Topics in EOH
IH491    Research in EOH
IH492    Directed Study in EOH

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