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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Environmental Science and Technology: Environmental Health (ENST)

1457 Animal Sciences Building, 301-405-1193
www.enst.umd.edu
kmonahan@umd.edu
 

The Major

Environmental health is a broad and increasingly important field with wide ranging applications in the environmental science and public health fields. The field encompasses environmental factors and ecosystem functions that affect human health and the effects of human activities on the ecosystem products and services we depend on. Example topics within the field include ecological risk analysis, environmental toxicology, environmental impact assessment, chemical fate and transport, human health risk assessment, industrial hygiene, air quality, environmental microbiology, food safety and security, biodiversity and human health, and children's environmental health. The Environmental Health concentration within the Department of Environmental Science and Technology offers a science-based curriculum that includes advanced studies in ecosystem health and environmental protection and the impacts of environmental degradation on human health.

Requirements for the Major

This program requires a total of 120 credits for a Bachelor of Science, including the general education program course credits, required major credits, and free elective credits.

Science and Math Fundamentals Required (56-57 credits)

ENST 200 Fundamentals of Soil Science 4
ENST 233 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
ENST 360 Ecosystem Ecology 4
ENST 389 Internship in Environmental Science & Technology 3
ENST 398 Seminar in Environmental Science & Technology 1
ENST 471 Capstone Practicum in Environmental Science & Technology 4
BSCI 105 Principles of Biology I 4
BSCI 106 Principles of Biology II 4
BSCI 207 Principles of Biology III 3
BSCI 223 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 131/132 Fund. General Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 231/232 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 241/242 Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4
MATH140 or Calculus I or 4
MATH220 Elementary Calculus I 3
PHYS121 or Fundamentals of Physics I or 4
PHYS117 Introduction to Physics 4
BIOM 301 Introduction to Biometrics 3

 

Concentration Depth (12 credits):

ENST 333 Ecosystem Health and Protection 3
ENST 334 Environmental Toxicology 3
ENST 434 Toxic Contaminants: Sources, Fate & Effects 3
ENST 445 or
ENST 446
Ecological Risk Assessment  or Human Health Risk Assessment 3

 
Ecosystem Health and Human Health Electives  

Students will take approximately 6 credits each of Ecosystem Health and Human Health electives to tailor their program to their specific interests (total = 12 credits). Ecosystem Health electives cannot be double-counted as Human Health Electives, and vice-versa.

Ecosystem Health Electives (at least 6 credits):

ANSC 252 Introduction to the Diseases of Wildlife 3
AOSC 200/201 Weather and Climate & Lab 4
AOSC 434 Air Pollution 3
BSCI 222 Principles of Genetics 4
BSCI 230 Cell Biology and Physiology 4
BSCI 366 Biodiversity Issues in Conservation Management 3
BSCI 375 Biological Oceanography 3
BSCI 447 General Endocrinology 3
BSCI 467 Freshwater Biology 4
BSCI 473 Marine Ecology            3
CHEM 271/272 General Chemistry and Energetics & Bioanalytical Lab 4
ENST 314 Fisheries Sustainability and Management 4
ENST 421       Soil Chemistry 4
ENST 422 Soil Biochemistry and Microbial Ecology 3
ENST 423       Soil-Water Pollution 3
ENST 427 Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment Techniques 3
ENST 430 Wetland Soils 3
ENST 435 Aquatic Toxicology 3
ENST 440 Crops, Soils and Civilization 3
ENST 441 Sustainable Agriculture 3
ENST 444 Restoration Ecology 3
ENST 450 Wetland Ecology 3
ENST 451 Water Quality: Field and Lab Analysis Methods 3
ENST 460 Principles of Wildlife Management 3
ENST 479 Tropical Ecology and Resource Management 1-6
ENST 499 Special Topics in Environmental Science and Technology 1-4
GEOG 372 Remote Sensing 3
GEOG 373 Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOL 452 Watershed and Wetland Hydrology 3
LARC 450 Environmental Resources 3

 

Human Health Electives (at least 6 credits):

ANTH 262 Culture and Environment 3
ANTH 410 Culture, Health and Community Development 3
BSCI 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BSCI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BSCI 230 Cell Biology and Physiology 4
BSCI 417 Microbial Pathogenesis 3
BSCI 425 Epidemiology and Public Health
BSCI 437        General Virology 3
BSCI 440        Mammalian Physiology 4
BSCI 464 Microbial Ecology 3
ENST 499 Special Topics in Environmental Science and Technology 1-4
ENST 446 Human Health Risk Assessment 3
ENST 436 Emerging Environmental Threats 3
GEOG 331      Introduction to Human Dimensions of Global Change 3
GEOG 431 Culture and Natural Resource Management 3
HLTH 140 Personal and Community Health 3
HLTH 230 Introduction to Health Behavior 3
HLTH 371 Communicating Safety and Health 3
HLTH 430       Health Education in the Workplace 3
NFSC 430/434 Food Microbiology & Lab 5

  

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