What is the importance of environmental or occupational health?
Flint, Michigan water supply, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the 2001 World Trade Center first responders . Each of these of these subjects is a disaster in their own right, and all three resulted in hazards, which effected the environment, community, and workers. UIC’s Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) in the School of Public Health works to educate individuals, communities, and organizations about the environment and its hazards.
What makes EOHS so special?
Located in minutes away from downtown Chicago and accredited by three agencies, EOHS teaches students how to protect people from environmental hazards in the air, water, soil, and food. Students also learn about chemical, physical, biological, and psychosocial hazards in the workplace. EOHS is the only fully CEPH accredited school of public health in Illinois and the ABET accredited Industrial Hygiene program provides future practitioners with a head start toward meeting the requirements to be a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
What can I do in EOHS?
Offering Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) degrees, EOHS students have the opportunity for a well-rounded education in a diverse setting from a leader in public urban education. Offering specialized training in six different concentration areas, students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and training that can make an impact on the global stage. Visit our concentrations and alumni pages to learn more about what a future with EOHS can offer you. Want to learn more about the program from current students, meet our EOHS Featured Students.