Environmental Health Sciences

College of Health and Human Sciences

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.

Environmental Health Sciences Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional Requirements: Two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each.


Contact Information

Phone: 765-494-8102


Environmental Health Sciences prepares graduates for positions in public and private business and industry, helping to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Graduates pursue careers such as:

Related Career Interests

Environment and Ecology

Healthcare Services

Science and Research