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Environmental Health Science

Bachelor of Science in

Environmental Health Science (EHS)

The mission of the Environmental Health Science (EHS) Program at Western Kentucky University is to educate students in preparation for an exciting career in the environmental health science. The EHS Program is committed to providing south central Kentucky, the state, and the nation with entry-level environmental professionals. The program is built upon a sound foundation of providing students with a background in assessing environmental resources, including water, air, and land resources, in relation to environmental and human health.

Who Should Apply?

The major in environmental health science (reference number 548) requires a minimum of 70 semester hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. No minor or second major is required.Including general education and major requirements,a total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation.

EHS Student Organizations and Opportunities

  • Environmental Health Science Association
  • Student EHS Internship Program
  • Environmental Health Science Research Center


For more information contact :

Dr. Ritchie Taylor
Environmental Health Science Program Director
Associate Professor

Room: Academic Complex 129C
Phone : (270) 745-8975
Email :

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 Last Modified 5/11/15