The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is concerned with the health effects of exposures to air and water pollution, pesticides, organic solvents, dusts and physical hazards, which occur in the environment, the home or the workplace.
The department draws from the knowledge generated from disciplines that contribute to recognizing, assessing, and controlling these risks that include epidemiology, toxicology, microbiology, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, medicine, nursing, law and labor economics. The department includes a multidisciplinary core faculty and a large adjunct faculty.
The core of the program is a set of required and elective courses. The department also offers an M.S.P.H. program for students interested in a research track.