Environmental Public Health BSPH

Designed as a professional degree in the field of Environmental Public Health, this program provides a platform for either preparing students for public health jobs with certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or careers in the area of biomedical or public health which include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, or other allied health sciences.


Program Type: Bachelors degree
Program Length: 124 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.






Environmental Health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness while promoting
well-being by a) identifying and evaluatingenvironmental sources and hazardous agents and b) limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, food and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.

The program prepares public health professionals who can plan, manage, evaluate and solve public health problems in the public and private sector. This mission will improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations, while preparing students to become Christ-centered scholars and global leaders in public health.


  • Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or College-Ready GED certificate with no section score lower than 450
  • Transcripts from all  universities attended. 
  • English  proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school 
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy












  • Graduates qualify for entry-level positions as environmental scientists.
  • Heightened public interest in environmental hazards and increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth are expected to spur demand. 
  • With faster than average projected job market growth, the mean annual wage in 2019 was $77,580. 
  • A great option for pre-med studies, as the pre-med track cognate can replace the public health cognate.
  • Students in the environmental health BSPH are eligible to take the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification exam, providing professional credentialing through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Learn more here.



FDNT 230 Nutrition
FDNT 498 Research Methods
PBHL 105 Introduction to Public Health
PBHL 308 Environmental Health
PBHL 311 Biostatistics
PBHL 315 Environmental Toxicology
PBHL 321 Epidemiology
PBHL 335 Health Services Administration
PBHL 345 Health Behavior & Chronic Diseases
PBHL 475 Experiential Activities 
PBHL 480 Current Environmental Health Topics

Public Health Concentration - 20-21 credits

AGRI 345 Topics: Env Leadership & Sustainability
ENGR 475 Topics in Energy & Environment
PBHL 320 Water & Air Quality
PBHL 425 Environmental Risk & Policy
PBHL 445 Environmental Sampling & Analysis
2 Elective classes: FDNT 310, other options

Public Health Cognates - 21 credits

BIOL 165 & 166 Foundations of Biology (or A & P I/II)
CHEM 131 Gen Chem I (or Consumer Chemistry)
PBHL 231 & 232 Public Health Microbiology & Lab
PBHL 440 Spirituality & Ethics in Healthcare

CORE EXPERIENCE — 43 credits

Religion: RELT 100 or RELB 210 & 3 classes
English & Communications: 3 classes
History: 1 class 
Arts/Humanities: 2 classes
Natural Science: cognate fulfills
Mathematics: 1 class
Social Sciences: 1 class 
Wellness: 1 class

ELECTIVES — balance of 124 credits