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.