Department of Health

The Environmental Health Program

Charles V. Shorten Ph.D, P.E.
209 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

The Environmental Health Program at West Chester University prepares talented students for the technical and professional demands of careers dedicated to the protection of human health and the environment. At all levels, the program embraces the broad environmental ethic of sustainability through human cooperation with nature, including basic rights to a safe home and workplace; clean water supplies for human consumption, recreation and wildlife; safe and available food supply; waste and energy management; and careful resource management for the future.

Environmental Health


Students work in the Environmental Health Laboratory

stream gauge

Environmental Health students collect stream gauging measurements, E. Brandywine Creek.

Bachelor of Science Environmental Health:
Graduates of the program who earn the B.S. degree become entry level Environmental Health Scientists who work to improve the quality of air, water, soil and food using technology to measure and control pollutants, indoors and outdoors. B.S. graduates are widely employed by private industry, environmental consulting firms, regulatory agencies, hospitals and public utilities.


News & Events

September 25, 2015

NEW opening in the Department of Health - Job# 16-66:

Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Health (Environmental Health) position:

Join a vibrant campus community at West Chester University whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health invites applicants for the position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Health (Environmental Health) to join our EHAC-accredited B.S. Environmental Health program and CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This 9-month tenure-track position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting date will be January 19, 2016.

Applications are accepted online at: The review of online applications will begin on Monday, November 2, 2015.

Please click here for the full job posting.

2012 AEHAP/NCEH Student Research Competition