Environmental Health Sciences Minor

The minor in Environmental Health Sciences is offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. It provides students with the knowledge of how environmental factors impact human health, particularly in underserved communities.

Completion of the minor will assist students in preparing for careers in Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, Occupational Health sciences or graduate programs in Public Health, Environmental Law & Justice, Health Policy, and Medicine.

To earn a minor, a student must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours of coursework. There are 17 credit hours of core courses and a minimum of 2 credit hours of electives.

Core Courses

  • Biostatistics and Research Methods (3 CH)
  • Principles of Toxicology (2 CH)
  • Introduction to Public Health (3 CH)
  • Principles of Environmental Sciences – I (3 CH)
  • Principles of Environmental Sciences – II (3 CH)
  • Environmental Microbiology & Vector-Borne Diseases (3CH)

Electives (minimum 2 CH Required)

  • Introduction to Health Disparities (2 CH)
  • Environmental Chemistry (3 CH)
  • Environmental Toxicology (3 CH)
  • Quantitative Lab Techniques (2 CH)


If you have further questions please reach out to the Program Coordinator, Dr. Simone Heyliger.

Phone: 757 -728-6687

Email: simone.heyliger@hamptonu.edu