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Environmental Health Science

Environmental Health Science (EHS)


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science (EHS)


The mission of the Environmental Health Science (EHS) Program at Western Kentucky University is to educate students in preparation for an exciting career in the environmental health science. The EHS Program is committed to providing south central Kentucky, the state, and the nation with entry-level environmental professionals. The program is built upon a sound foundation of providing students with a background in assessing environmental resources, including water, air, and land resources, in relation to environmental and human health.


Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health Science                                         

This graduate program in Environmental and Occupational Health Science is designed to provide graduate education for careers focused on the protection of human health and prevention of health hazards in occupational and natural environments.  A key component of the program is to understand how exposure to environmental and occupational hazards occurs and discovering ways to reduce and control the risk of exposure. This program is designed for working professionals and students desiring opportunities with industry, consulting firms, government agencies, and other environmental and occupational health science professions. This program requires 36 graduate credit hours.                 


For more information contact :

Dr. Ritchie Taylor
Environmental Health Science Program Director
Associate Professor

Room: Academic Complex 129C
Phone : (270) 745-8975
Email :ritchie.taylor@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 1/8/19