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Liaison Douglas Alexander
Submission Date July 14, 2015
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Old Dominion University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter DeAngelo Thorpe
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Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Environmental health is the study and management of factors that adversely affect the environment and the health and well-being of humans. The curriculum in environmental health, which is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council, encompasses a variety of disciplines in the preparation of environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, and occupational safety specialists.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

A minor in environmental health requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of environmental health courses. Minor course requirements include ENVH 301W and three electives from the environmental health courses approved by the program director. For completion of the minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Twelve semester hours of science courses are preferred


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Issues and Management

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Continuing environmental degradation is a worldwide problem threatening the quality of life and its viability. The problem can only be understood and addressed by drawing upon the resources of multidisciplinary approaches. The multidisciplinary perspective center of this minor focuses on the human dimensions of the human-environment equation and includes geographical and ecological approaches, scientific and technological methodologies, planning and public policy issues, and ethical, political, economic, and legal considerations.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Occupational Safety

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

A minor in occupational safety is available in the environmental health program and requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of ENVH courses in safety. The minor in occupational safety is designed to prepare students to meet safety standards and guidelines in such areas as business, education and industry with the goal of managing operations to minimize financial losses resulting from accidents, health claims, legal actions and property damage. It is especially attractive to students in majors such as engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate assignment of safety as an additional duty.


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The name, brief description and URL of all other undergraduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

The School of Community and Environmental Health offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that lead to careers in health services research, public health, community health, health care administration, environmental health, and occupational safety and health. Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) and the Master of Public Health offer practicing health care professionals the opportunity to complete their degrees in a distance format.


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