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.

Environmental Health Science BS


Major Discipline Requirements


I. Required Foundation Courses

MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 
PHYS113Physics Laboratory I 
PHYS115College Physics I 
PHYS117University Physics I 
BIO265Clinical Microbiology 

II. Required Environmental Health Science Major Courses

EHS140Introduction to Environmental Sciences 
EHS211Principles of Environmental Health Science 
EHS212Principles of Environmental Health Sciences in Laboratory 
EHS340Pollution Control Technology 
EHS351Fundamentals of Air Pollution 
EHS420Water Quality Analysis and Management 
EHS424Food Sanitation 
EHS426Solid Waste Management 
EHS427Industrial Hygiene 
EHS428Water Pollution Biology 
EHS429Environmental Management 

III. Independent Study and Internship

Choose 6 credits from the following: 
EHS430Field Study in Environmental Health Science 
EHS498Independent Study 
EHS499Independent Study 

IV. Environmental Health Science Electives

Choose 9 credits from the following: 
EHS343Environmental Physiology 
EHS425Disease Vector Control 
EHS431Contaminant Hydrology 4.5 
EHS432Application of GIS in Environmental Health Science 
EHS433Environmental Health and Safety Regulations 
HPGC201Principles of Epidemiology 
CHEM241Instrumental Methods of Analysis 
GEOL349Assessment of Environmental Impact 

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

NOTE: MATH 119/120 are prerequisites to MATH 121; CHEM 230 is a prerequisite to CHEM 237.

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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