Undergraduate Academic Programs

Minors

Environmental Health

Admission

Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/selectMinor.shtml to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may seek advising from the academic advisor, Janet Donley, jdonley [at] indiana [dot] edu.

Ordinarily minors may be discussed and approved during drop-in advising hours. For drop-in advising hours and instructions for making an appointment, if desired, see the SPH Academic Advising website: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/advising/advisors.shtml.

The faculty director for this minor is Dr. Jo Anna Shimek, jmshimek [at] indiana [dot] edu.

Requirements

This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in programs other than the BSPH in Environmental Health degree program, who wish to add an environmental health specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Foundational Environmental Health Courses (6 cr.):

Complete the following course:

  • SPH-V 241 Foundations of Environmental Health (3 cr.) +N&M

Complete one of the following courses:

  • SPH-V 214 Environmental Regulations and Code Compliance (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 215 Food Safety and Sanitation (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 235 Introduction to Health Biology (3 cr.)

Environmental Health Elective Courses (9 cr.):

Complete three courses from the following:

  • SPH-O 360 Human Health and Natural Environments (3 cr.) or SPH-V 311 Human Health and Natural Environments (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 341 Environmental Health Management and Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 360 Environmental Justice (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 422 Issues in Global Health Environmental Health (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 442 Introduction to Toxicology (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 443 Environmental Sampling and Analysis (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the N&M notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, natural and mathematical sciences requirement for bachelor's degree students.


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