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Why Study Environmental Health?
You’ll get a thorough education in the biological sciences while focusing on an environmental health career-centered track, specifically designed for students looking to pursue careers in biology. Whether you want to work in a health lab as a technician, or on the vanguard of local or federal government work for environmental protection, you’ll be ready. Let the environmental health concentration spark your interest in pursuing graduate school, immersing you in research in areas like water supply quality, air and noise pollution, environmental toxicology, and ethics.
Why Study Environmental Health at MMC?
The Environmental Health concentration is a unique program that gives you the opportunity to explore many different subjects in biology while also choosing a pathway towards a career in environmental health. You’ll have a personalized, hands-on learning experience due to small class sizes, particularly in biology and chemistry labs. You’ll interact with and learn from faculty across the College—including social sciences, dance, psychology, and politics—in this multi-disciplinary major. The Natural Sciences department will help you connect to local internship opportunities and a vast network of alumni with successful careers in the biological sciences.
What You Will Learn
In the Environmental Health concentration, you’ll learn to:
- Explain the multiple determinants of human health and well-being from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Apply the principles of human biology to the physiological and biochemical aspects of human health.
- Display competency in career-related skills needed to enter the workforce.
- Demonstrate appropriate training and preparedness for the pursuit of post-baccalaureate careers, advanced degrees, or professional programs.
- Effectively communicate scientific information orally and in writing.
You’ll also find helpful career resources at the Center for Health, Human Development, and Creativity, a transdisciplinary hub for students interested in health-related fields. It supports you through your educational and professional journey, connecting you to internships, research opportunities, and more.
Take a Tour of the Natural Sciences Department
Elizabeth Scott ’21 and Jade Johnsamson ’22 take you on a virtual tour of the labs and classrooms that make up the Natural Sciences Department. See why our facilities and small class sizes give you the kind of practical lab experience you want.