Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health at WCU prepares students for careers dedicated to the protection of human health and the environment. Our program focuses on sustainability through human cooperation with nature, including the 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. The BS program prepares students for both the technical and professional demands of the field through classroom training in topics such as toxicology, risk assessment, water quality, industrial hygiene, emergency preparedness, environmental regulations, hazardous waste operations, bioterrorism, and hands-on opportunities through research and internships with government agencies, private industry, environmental consulting firms, and non-profit agencies.

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Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)

  • Internship opportunities

  • Collaborative faculty research projects

  • Expert faculty

  • Study abroad options

  • Opportunities for conference attendance and presentation

  • State-of-the-art labs

  • Access to Gordon Natural Area


What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates have been employed in consulting, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health physics at many local, regional, and national for- and not-for-profit companies including:

  • BP Refining
  • Sun Company
  • PECO Energy
  • Salem Nuclear Power Plant
  • Hydro Nuclear
  • ICI Americas
  • E.I. Dupont
  • Merck
  • Ciba-Geigy
  • Lukens Steel
  • Lockheed Marietta
  • Saint Gobain
  • Roy F. Weston
  • Gannet Fleming Engineering
  • ERM, Inc.
  • Smith & Co
  • ENSR Remediation & Consultants
  • GES
  • The Darion Group
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Medical Center of Delaware
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Chester County Health Department
  • Chester County Conservation District
  • PA Department of Environmental Protection
  • US Air Force
  • US Marine Corps

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