Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Environmental Public Health Concentration

Our public health bachelor’s degree program helps you prepare for a career in the branch of public health that studies how biological, chemical, and physical factors in natural and built environments affect human health. Your training will help you prevent injury and disease by managing environmental hazards and promoting healthier air, water, soil, homes, workplaces, and communities. Practice identifying, assessing, and mitigating hazards in a variety of environmental sites and industries using virtual reality technology.

The biomedical sciences major is a competitive major. Competitive majors have additional admission requirements, such as a higher GPA or additional coursework.

Admissions appeals for transfer students

The environmental public health concentration in the biomedical sciences major accepts admissions appeals from internal and external transfer students who do not meet direct entry requirements into the major.

Learn more about the admissions appeal process for transfer students.

about the department

Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation, and the only one that incorporates radiological health into its core curriculum. Students and researchers in environmental health investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health and seek solutions to minimize negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures. Radiological health has a long tradition at CSU focused on the biological effects of radiation, including laboratory studies of the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy.

Program Highlights

  • The only environmental health program in Colorado accredited - since 1973 - by the National Environmental Health, Science and Protection Accreditation Council

  • Small, highly regarded program with a strong alumni network

  • Senior internship and virtual and field-based activities

  • High employment demand for graduates in both private and public sectors

Research Opportunities

The environmental public health program has a required internship, which means you'll receive hands-on training and an opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world setting.

Get hands-on experience in epidemiology, toxicology, air quality, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, and radiation cancer biology.

Training grants

Students may be eligible to earn grant funding and hands-on research experience in their sophomore year by participating in the Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program, a research training opportunity funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Career Opportunities

Many of our environmental public health students pursue further education in graduate programs and professional degree programs. Your training will help you prevent injury and disease by managing environmental hazards and promoting healthier air, water, soil, homes, workplaces, and communities.

  • Air Quality
  • Compliance Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Epidemiology
  • Water Quality
  • Food Inspection
  • Public Health
  • Occupational Safety
  • Solid/Hazardous Waste Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Emergency Preparedness

Contact Us

Have questions about the environmental public health undergraduate program? Fill out the contact form to get in touch with our program staff.

For additional questions, contact undergraduate advisor and internship coordinator Erin Reichert.

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