Industrial hygiene involves the recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards arising in or from the work environment. The ability to qualitatively and quantitatively assess work and community exposures to hazardous agents and then develop effect control strategies to minimize the risk or harm to workers and the general public is a highly sought after skill set. The industrial hygiene degree program at Clarkson was established in early 1980s, with the first degrees being awarded in 1984. In 2007, the name was changed to environmental health science (EHS) to allow for an expanded focus of the degree curriculum and the types of careers the students may pursue. While the name change was a valuable evolution, many of the EHS graduates still pursue a career as an industrial hygienist, and some go on to obtain professional certification as a certified industrial hygienist.

Required Courses:

CM221 Spectroscopy 3
CM223 Spectroscopy Laboratory 3
EHS330 Safety Analysis: Environment, Health and Safety Assessment 3
EV400/401 Capstone Project Related to Industrial Hygiene 4

Complete Two Courses from the List Below:

CE301 Geographical Information Systems 3
CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
CE435 Groundwater Hydrology & Geochemistry 3
CE477 Atmospheric Chemistry 3
CE479 Water & Wastewater Treatment Process 3
CE481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering 3
CE486 Industrial Ecology 3
CM242 Organic Chemistry II 3
CM244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 3
CM300 Instrumental Laboratory 3
CM320 Separations & Electrochemistry 3
CM371 Physical Chemistry I 3

Other suitable industrial hygiene-related or chemistry-related courses can be approved by the director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment or designee.