Undergraduate Academic Programs


Environmental Health

Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit https://publichealth.indiana.edu/undergraduate/minors-cert.html  

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 schedule an appointment with an SPH-B academic advisor.

School of Public Health-Bloomington
Student Services Suite
1025 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109

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:publichealth.indiana.edu/student-portal/advising/index.html.

The faculty director for this minor is Dr. Lisa Kamendulis, lkamendu@indiana.edu.


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.
  • a minimum grade of C- is required in each minor course.

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 201 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 215 Food Pathogens, Toxins and Surveillance (3 cr.)
  • SPH-V 235 Introduction to Health Biology (3 cr.)

Environmental Health Elective Courses (9 cr.):

Complete three courses from the following:

  • SPH-V 350 Current Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health (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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