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Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

The Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences major will prepare undergraduates to work in environmental health, occupational health, safety, and industrial hygiene. The combined goal of the occupational and environmental health sciences is to control hazardous workplace and environmental exposures to prevent fatalities, injuries, and/or illnesses that impact the health, performance and well-being of workers and the general public. At Purdue the emphases of the OEHS program are on hazardous exposure assessment, understanding the relationships between exposure and disease, and using engineering controls to eliminate such hazards.

Plan of Study

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences 
Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences Webpage

Transfer to Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Also: Completion of college-level biology or chemistry course with a grade of C or higher.


Contact Information

HHS Undergraduate Services
(765) 494-8533
hhsrecruitment@purdue.edu

College of Health and Human Sciences
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Careers in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

  •   Industrial Hygienist
  •   Environmental Health Scientist
  •   Occupational and Environmental Specialist
  •   Toxicologist
  •   Environmental Risk Assessor

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