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Student Life

Experience the dynamic pulse of Chicago while building lifelong relationships with your cohort and collaborating closely with faculty. EOHS creates an unparalleled environment for academic and personal growth.

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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts an average 9% increase in job growth for careers in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences over the next decade.

An education with us launches students into diverse careers in climate change and sustainability, environmental justice, exposure science, worker health and safety, injury prevention, air, and water quality. Our students have graduated and entered the workforce in roles at:

  • United Airlines
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Rivian Automotive
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Chicago Department of Public Health and more!

Watch this short video to learn more about how our division prepares EOHS students to protect workers and communities. In it, EOHS spotlights precarious work and its impact on community health.

All of our students who are accepted into the occupational safety and industrial hygiene concentrations, and who meet the requirements for UIC scholarships or traineeships, are automatically considered for funding support. In addition to scholarship and traineeship support, most full-time graduate students in industrial hygiene are eligible to apply for various graduate, teaching, or research assistantships.

Explore financial aid and student funding!

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