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With new and possibly hazardous technologies emerging every day, the environmental health scientist continues to become more valuable to the health of workers, the community, and the environment. Your training at Clarkson will position you to make an immediate impact in helping eliminate health hazards -- by changing workplace practices, adding controls, or by recommending special clothing or equipment. Demand is high for these skills in small and large businesses, government agencies, the armed forces, and consulting firms.

Clarkson University has a placement record of nearly 100 percent. Example employment includes:

  • Alcoa
  • Colden Corporation
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • OSHA
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Medtronic

Many EHS graduates from Clarkson pursue advanced degree programs. Example graduate schools include:

  • Harvard University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Upstate (NY) Medical University
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Iowa

A list of ABET Accredited graduate programs for EHS students to continue their studies can be found here:


Air Force veteran Ed Hayes '12 had already gotten great hands-on experience in the field of EHS. However, he wanted to learn the theories behind the experience. Now he gets to do both - through his classroom studies and performing indoor air quality exposure assessments with with EHS Profs. Michelle Crimi and Alan Rossner.

Read more about Ed's story.