Environmental Health Science (BS)

Arts and Sciences
Earth and Physical Sciences
HEGIS Number: 1299

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
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

  1. Matriculation at York College.
  2. Completion of 64 college credits, with an overall GPA of 2.0.

Effective Fall 2014


Environmental Health Science BS


Major Discipline Requirements*

I. Required Foundation Courses  
MATH121 Calculus I 
PHYS113 Physics Laboratory I 
PHYS115 College Physics I 
PHYS117 University Physics I 
CHEM237 Toxicology 
BIO265 Clinical Microbiology 
II. Required Environmental Health Science major Courses  
EHS211 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 
EHS212 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences Lab. 
EHS340 Pollution Control Technology 
EHS343 Environmental Physiology 
EHS351 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 
EHS420 Water Quality Analysis and Management 
EHS424 Food Sanitation 
EHS426 Solid Waste Management 
EHS428 Water Pollution Biology 
EHS429 Environmental Management 
III. Independent Study and Internship 6 credits chosen from the following:
EHS430 Field Study in Environmental Management 
EHS498 Independent Stud 
EHS499 Independent Stud 
IV. Environmental Health Science Electives 9 credits chosen from the following:  
EHS425 Disease Vector Control 
EHS427 Industrial Hygiene 
EHS431 Contaminant Hydrology  4.5 
EHS432 Application of GIS in Environmental Health Science 
EHS433 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations 
BIO307 Biostatistics 
HPGC201 Principles of Epidemiology 
CHEM241 Instrumental Methods 
GEOL349 Environmental Impact Assessment 

Environmental Health Science majors must take Chemistry 108, 109, 111,112, Biology 201, 202.

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

Professional Services
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

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