Graduate Minor in Environmental and Occupational Health

About the Graduate Minor

Graduate Minors are open to all Drexel graduate students in all schools and colleges. The graduate minors are designed to complement student’s training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline.

Students who minor in Environmental and Occupational Health will gain skills and knowledge to assess and prevent health impacts from air and drinking water pollutants, climate change, the built environment, and workplace hazards. Students will learn key concepts through coursework in toxicology, epidemiology, and exposure science. After completing the minor, students will understand the effects of major biological, chemical, and physical agents on human health and safety, and how individual and population factors affect a person’s susceptibility to environmental hazards. The minor will deepen a student’s learning experience and provide them with a distinctive skill set to help address complex, emerging environmental health issues.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Minor in Environmental and Occupational Health is open to current Drexel graduate students. This minor is not available to students pursuing an MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health, an MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, or a PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EOH 510Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health 3.0
EOH 610Environmental and Occupational Toxicology3.0
EOH 620Environmental Hazard Assessment3.0
Choose one of the following courses
Introduction to Urban Health
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Injury Prevention and Control
Safety in Healthcare
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Healthy Housing & Built Environment
Exposure Assessment
Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations
Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
Occupational and Environmental Cancers
Microbes and Public Health Practice
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Environment
Public Health Impacts of Global Climate Change
Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For additional information about this graduate minor, contact:

Kristi LeBlanc, MSEd
Senior Program Manager
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

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