The need to maintain a healthful and safe environment in the face of an expanding population and complex technological pressures is becoming increasingly important. This need is being met, in part, by environmental health scientists and professionals trained in a multidisciplinary manner.
Environmental Health Scientists protect the quality of the air we breathe, the waters we drink and play in, the food that we eat, as well as the workplaces we work in. The Environmental Health Scientist's tasks include environmental surveillance and program management necessary to assure safe and healthy conditions in public and private water supplies, food and drug processing concerns, food serving establishment, waste disposal systems, industrial operations, recreational facilities and in our homes.
Both the undergraduate (BSEH) and graduate (MSEH) degree programs are accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).
The ECU Environmental Health Sciences program is an active member of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP).
Learn more about the ECU Environmental Health Sciences Program and our faculty:
- Pitt Country Health Department setting traps, identifying mosquitoes in effort to prevent Zika, August 2, 2016
- "Zika Taskforce: Professor, students research virus transmission in mosquitoes", June 14, 2016
- "No big concern for Zika virus here but experts say to stay aware regardless", June 3, 2016
- "Zika likely to bite into eastern North Carolina", June 2, 2016
- "Researchers looking to prevent Zika virus by increasing research", May 12, 2016
- "Eastern North Carolina researchers share insight about potential Zika outbreak", April 13, 2016
- "North Carolina falling behind in tracking mosquitoes", March 23, 2016
- "If this mosquito starts spreading Zika, US cases could appear far and wide", February 26, 2016
- "Warnings for those travelling to Zika-infected countries", February 15, 2016
- "Below the surface: ECU researchers design barrier to improve groundwater quality", August 5, 2014
- "Mosquito-borne virus infects state", July 16, 2014
- "Bred and breakfast: ECU professor raises mosquitoes for disease research", August 13, 2013
- "Breathing easy: ECU research aims to minimize summer misery for outdoor workers", April 16, 2013
- "ECU environmental health program committed to public safety", October 4, 2011
- "ECU environmental health society honors new members", December 8, 2011