The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Environmental Health Science
Environmental Health Science is the study of the biological, chemical and physical agents occurring naturally or introduced into the
environment and their effects on our health and well-being. It includes a study of human activities, a vital component in our complex
ecosystem. It serves the general welfare by safeguarding and improving the quality of food, shelter, air, water and other natural
resources. Students take applied environmental health science courses in such areas as air, water and noise pollution; solid and
hazardous waste management; environmental toxicology; industrial hygiene; food microbiology; epidemiology; and environmental
health administration. The degree program is nationally accredited and is the only undergraduate environmental health program in
Georgia. The BSEH degree also provides excellent preparation for post-graduate studies in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and
Pharmacy, as well as graduate work in Public Health, Toxicology, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Science.
Possible Job Titles of Environmental Health Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Environmental Code Enforcement Officer