Environmental Health Science (BS)
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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
The Environmental Health Science Program is designed for students with a special interest in improving the quality of man’s physical environment.
Students will be prepared for careers in industrial, governmental, health care, urban affairs, and educational agencies concerned with environmental health, occupational health, public health, and community interaction.
As professional technologists students will be prepared to assist in the conduct of comprehensive environmental control programs. They will have acquired skills in laboratory and field procedures from the analysis of water, food and air pollutants.
Those satisfactorily completing the program may seek certification by continuing their studies at the graduate level. The program includes general and specialized components with a field study requirement only in the latter cases. Consequently, students may elect the General Program (no field study) or specialize by electing a concentration in either public health, industrial, or hospital environmental studies (with field study).
Screening Criteria and Procedures for Field Study (Internship) - Environmental Health Science
- Matriculation at York College.
- Completion of 64 college credits, with an overall GPA of 2.0.
Environmental Health Science BS
Major Discipline Requirements*
|Required Basic Science Courses|
|BIO201||Biological Principles I||4|
|BIO202||Biological Principles II||4|
|CHEM241||Instrumental Methods of Analysis||3|
|PHYS151||University Physics I||5|
Required Health Professions Core Courses
|HPGC101||Basic Concepts of Health Professions||2|
|HPGC211||Principles of Environmental Health Sciences||2|
|HPGC212||Principles of Environmental Health Sciences (Lab)||2|
Required Environmental Health Science Courses
|HPEH340||Pollution Control Technology||3|
|HPEH351||Fundamentals of Air Pollution||4|
|HPEH420||Water Quality Analysis and Management||3|
|HPEH426||Solid Waste Management||3|
|HPEH428||Water Pollution Biology||3|
Internship OR Independent Study/Advanced Practicum
|Choose one of the Following|
|HPEH430||Field Study in Environmental Management||6|
*Environmental Health Science majors must take Chemistry 101, 102 and Math 121. They are also strongly recommended to have at least 30 credits in one science of any discipline other than those courses listed in Required Environmental Health Science Courses (III). Since Physics 152 is a pre-req. for some advanced level science courses, students are highly encouraged to elect these courses as early as possible.
Field Study Centers - Environmental Health Science
Booth Memorial Hospital Infectious Disease Control
Dept. of Water Resources Bureau of Water Pollution Control
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
New York City Transit Authority
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company
Dept. of Industrial Safety, Nassau County Department of Health
Nassau County Medical Center
New York City Department of Health Academy
New York City Department of Air Resources — Environmental Impact Analysis and Review
Queens Hospital Center Clinical Campus
United States Department of Labor Div. of Occupational Safety and Health