The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health offers a PhD minor in Environmental Health Science that provides students with a foundation in the identification and control of environmental hazards that can adversely affect human health and environmental quality. People who possess these specialized skills are in high demand due to the ever-growing focus on how the natural and built environments impact population health.
The doctoral minor in Environmental Health Science is comprised of a minimum of 12 credits and serves as a useful complement to many major areas of study. You will learn both theoretical concepts of environmental public health and how to apply these concepts in assessing environmental health risks, collecting and analyzing data, and developing policy. Because you can choose three of the courses from a list of options, you can easily customize this minor to your unique interests and needs. This minor is ideal for students from many schools, including the IU schools of Nursing, Medicine, Science, Business, and Public and Environmental Affairs.
Students who wish to obtain a doctoral minor from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health must earn a grade of “B” or better in the coursework for the minor. Courses in which a grade of “B-” or lower is earned will not apply toward completion of the minor. Faculty in the department of Environmental Health Science will serve as advisors for students choosing this minor.