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Environmental Health Minor Requirements

Recognizing the global importance of environmental health, the environmental health minor curriculum is designed to give students insight on the precarious balance between human health and environmental resources. The minor aims at preparing students for graduate studies and provide opportunities for careers in environmental health, public health, and in related environmental policies.

At the completion of the minor in environmental health, students will be able to:

  • Contribute to setting priorities for research on human health effects
  • Understand how environmental health problems impact our lives
  • Prescribe procedures for an environmental health impact assessment
  • Prescribe environmental policies designed to protect all populations, including vulnerable groups
  • Describe the impact of environmental changes on emerging infectious diseases
  • Have an enhanced understanding of issues on health disparities and be equipped with solutions for solving the problems

Minor Requirements

The minor will require the completion of four core courses, a capstone experience, and a 4-credit course elective.

Core Courses

  • CHEM/ES 411:  Toxicology (An intro level course will be developed to replace this course) 
  • MATH 205: General Statistics (4) 
  • ES 200:  Introduction to Environmental Health (4) 
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY :  Course at Morehouse College (3) 

Capstone Experience

The issues on climate change and its impact on the environment and health are still evolving, and require that we prepare our students to respond to these emerging challenges.

The intent of this minor is to use the capstone experience to address these global issues in ways that would generate interests among students. Students will have enhanced understanding of issues on environmental health, and will be equipped to propose creative solutions for solving the problems.

Electives

  • BIO 100:  Biology of Women 
  • BIO/ES 314: Environmental Biology 
  • CHEM/BIO 453: Environmental Chemistry 
  • CWS/SOC 420:  Special Topics: Violence Against Women 
  • ECON 142:  Health: Sociological and Economic Perspectives (cross-listed with SOC 242)
  • ES 211: Introduction to Environmental Sciences 
  • PHI 130:  Introduction to Ethics 
  • REL 285:  Religion, Women, and Violence in Global Perspective 
  • PSC 320:  Environmental Politics and Policy 
  • PSC 322:  Legislative Process 
  • PSY 420:  Mental Health Practicum 
  • PSY 200b:  Risky Behaviors, Social Influence, and HIV/AIDS 
  • ANTH 305: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender 
  • ANTH 322: Urban Anthropology 
  • ANTH 404: The Anthropology of Globalization 
  • SOC 242:  Health: Sociological and Economic Perspectives (cross-listed with ECON 142) 
  • SOC 301:  Violence Against Women 
  • SOC 310:  Seminar: Sociology of Addiction and Substance Abuse 
  • SOC 321:  Community Organizing 
  • SOC 402:  The Sociology of Health