Environmental Health and Safety, Certificate (0427)



Program Coordinator

Ritchie D. Taylor, ritchie.taylor@wku.edu, (270) 745-8975

The certificate program in Environmental Health and Safety is designed to provide advanced professional training for careers focused on the protection of human and ecosystem health from hazards in the built and natural environments. Designed for working professionals and students desiring opportunities with industry, consulting firms, government agencies, and other environmental health science professions, online courses will provide students with diverse in-place learning opportunities.

Program Admission

Students applying to the program must have a baccalaureate degree in a related field or a baccalaureate degree and related experience in environmental health science, and approval by the program director.

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Required Courses
EOHS 577Environmental Toxicology3
PH 584Principles of Environmental Health3
EOHS 580Solid and Hazardous Wastes3
Select 6 hours of the following: 16
Watershed Management and Science
Environmental Management and Risk Assessment
Air Quality Management
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Public Health Management of Disasters
Total Hours15

Other elective courses may be chosen with advisor approval.