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EHS Concentration in Industrial Hygiene

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Industrial hygiene involves the recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards arising in or from the work environment. The ability to qualitatively and quantitatively assess work and community exposures to hazardous agents, and then develop effect control strategies to minimize the risk or harm to workers and the general public highly is a highly sought after skill set. The Industrial Hygiene degree program at Clarkson was established in early 1980s with the first degrees being awarded in 1984. In 2007, the name was changed to Environmental Health Science to allow for an expanded focus of the degree curriculum and the types of careers the students may pursue. While the name change was a valuable evolution, many of the EHS graduates still pursue a career as an industrial hygienist and some go on to obtain professional certification as Certified Industrial Hygienist.


A concentration in

Industrial Hygiene requires 19 or more credits in the following areas. Completion 

of an approved concentration will be designated on the student’s transcript.

Students must take the following:

CM 221 Spectroscopy (3 Credits)

CM 223 Spectroscopy Laboratory (3 Credits)

EHS 330 Safety Management (3 Credits)

EV 400/401 Capstone Project (4 Credits)

In addition students must select 2 of the following courses:

CE 301 Geographical Information Systems

CE 340 Intro to Environmental Engineering (3 Credits)

CE 435 Groundwater and Hydrology and Geochemistry (3 Credits)

CE 477 Atmospheric Chemistry (3 Credits)

CE 479 Water and Wastewater Treatment Process (3 Credits)

CE 481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering (3 Credits)

CE 486 Industrial Ecology (3 Credits)

CM 242 Organic Chemistry (3 Credits)

CM 244 Organic Chemistry Lab (3 Credits)

CM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3 Credits)

CM 320 Separations and Radiochemistry (3 Credits)

CM 300 Instrumental Laboratory (3 Credits)

Other suitable course Industrial hygiene or chemistry related courses can be approved by the Director of the EHS program.

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