Graduate Minor in Human Health Risk Assessment

About the Graduate Minor

Risk assessments are performed to evaluate and quantify human health risks from hazardous environmental exposures, often to support decision-making or regulation. The minor in Human Health Risk Assessment is designed to give graduate students who are specializing in public health, engineering, or other fields the knowledge and technical skills needed to conduct introductory-level risk assessment. Evidence evaluation and quantitative risk analysis will be taught, utilizing data from case studies of hazards in the environment (water and air), the workplace, food and consumer products. Students will have the opportunity to apply risk assessment approaches to an independent project in the culminating course of the program.

Admission Requirements

Matriculated graduate students are eligible to enroll in the Human Health Risk Assessment minor with the prerequisite of successful completion (grade of C or higher) of at least one college-level statistics course.

Program Requirements

Required Courses *9.0
Evidence Evaluation for Identification of Environmental Hazards
Quantitative Risk Analysis for Environmental Health
Risk Assessment
Applied Human Health Risk Assessment
Elective **3.0
Please Choose one of the following
Statistical Inference I
Behavior and Social Change Theories
Data-based Engineering Modeling
Environmental Policy
Environmental Assessment
Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Environmental Hazard Assessment
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Exposure Assessment
Crisis and Risk Communication in Public Health
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Management and Policy I
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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