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.
Safety Analysis: Environment, Health and Safety Assessment
Capstone Project Related to Industrial Hygiene
Complete Two Courses from the List Below:
Geographical Information Systems
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Groundwater Hydrology & Geochemistry
Water & Wastewater Treatment Process
Hazardous Waste Management Engineering
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Separations & Electrochemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Other suitable industrial hygiene-related or chemistry-related courses can be approved by the director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment or designee.