Kate Ackner '19, BS Environmental Health Sciences
The EHS curriculum effectively prepares you to work in the important area of environmental health and safety. In addition, the EHS curriculum is well-suited as a preparatory degree for those interested in pursuing a professional degree in industrial hygiene or the health sciences, including physical therapy, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
Environmental Health Science majors take 60 credits specifically within EHS. These credits, in conjunction with the Clarkson Common Experience, provide a well-rounded education focusing on the areas of study you find most interesting.
The EHS program is an interdisciplinary program, so faculty who teach in the EHS program are housed in many departments across campus and conduct research in the areas of air quality, water quality, risk assessment and environmental policy.
Associate Professor Alan Rossner is the director of EHS and environmental science & policy majors, as well as associate director for education of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment. His research focuses on indoor and outdoor air-quality monitoring in industrial and residential environments. Prof. Rossner teaches courses in Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Advanced Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health, Ventilation, Environmental Science, Air Monitoring and Analysis, and Sustainability and the Environment.
Associate Professor Michelle Crimi's research is focused on in situ remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, chemical oxidation and degradation of organic contaminants, impacts of in situ remediation on aquifer quality and human health risk assessment. Prof. Crimi teaches Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Principles of Toxicology and Epidemiology, Introduction to Environmental Science & Policy, Groundwater Hydrology and Geochemistry, Advanced Topics in EHS, and Methods and Analysis.