The Environmental Health program at Illinois State University develops students into professionals who work to ensure public and environmental health.
Why Study Environmental Health?
Environmental Health specialists identify and resolve problems that occur when humans interact with their environment. Some of these environmental problems include indoor and outdoor air pollution, water pollution, food contamination, hazardous wastes, insect-borne diseases, occupational hazards, and chemical or biological terrorism. Environmental Health specialists identify, implement, and evaluate the best methods of controlling or preventing these problems. Employment opportunities include private consulting firms; industry; nonprofit organizations; and local, state, or federal agencies.