Environmental Health: Breaking the Mold - Colorado State College

Environmental Health: Breaking the Mold - Colorado State College

West Nile Virus, Avian Flu, and E. coli Outbreak - these are just a few of the problems environmental health professionals are working to prevent. If you are interested in researching and finding solutions to some of these environmental problems, you should consider Colorado State's Environmental Health major. It is the only program in Colorado and one of less than 30 accredited programs in the nation. "Most people don't understand what environmental health is all about," comments Erin Reichert, undergraduate coordinator for the program. "Environmental health is the study of how environmental factors impact human and animal health. We look at what in our environment makes us sick and how we can change the environment or human behavior to improve health."

According to Erin, faculty and students have been researching solutions to a variety of problems including: noise from I-Pods, radiation in cell phones, air and water pollution, and illnesses caused by asbestos and mold. A team of Colorado State scientists visited the World Trade Center and the Hurricane Katrina disaster area to study and help prevent illnesses from air and water pollution.

The Environmental Health undergraduate major is a small program, providing close connection to the faculty and staff and excellent scholarship opportunities. The job placement rate is above 97% within 100 days of graduation and starting salaries range from $35,000 to $56,000.

For more information, visit www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs or e-mail Erin at Erin.Reichert@colostate.edu. Please mention your status as a Ventures Scholar.


courtesy of Saint Michael's College
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