During the past three decades public concern about the environment has increased. This concern has resulted in several major environmental policy decisions, including the creation of the EPA and the passage of the Safe Water Drinking Act, the Clean Air Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Federal Environmental Pesticide Act. The development of such policies has created a demand for professionals trained to evaluate environmental problems and provide feasible solutions. The purpose of this major is to develop individuals who have the education and training to deal with complex environmental problems and issues of today and tomorrow.
Environmental Health Sciences offers many opportunities for internships and employment.