The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences program is designed to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities in the environmental profession. With a total of 22 hours of approved electives, students can focus on their individual career objective. Although the curriculum prepares students to be immediately competitive for environmental employment upon graduation, it also emphasizes research and creates a foundation for those seeking graduate degrees in the environmental field. Employment opportunities are available both in the public and private sectors.
Courses within the curriculum emphasize development of environmental skills in both field and laboratory settings. These environmental skills include permitting, impact analysis, restoration ecology, sampling, computer modeling, epidemiology, planning, energy analysis, toxicology, risk assessment, research methods, information dissemination, and best management practices. Both cooperative education and internship experiences are available for majors. A student chapter of the National Association of Environmental Professionals provides opportunities for professional growth and community service involvement.
The B.S. degree in Environmental Health Sciences is a combined major-minor in Environmental Health Sciences and Biology. Therefore, a minor is not required for the Environmental Health Sciences major, but a separate minor can still be selected.
To major in Environmental Health Sciences, a student must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better and must have completed both ENHS 2320 and ENHS 2120 with a grade of “C” or better. Any decisions concerning environmental health sciences course equivalencies will be made by the Program Director