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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Health and Safety, BS


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Major Code: EH02 or EH04 (Distance Learning Track)

Total minimum credit hours: 124


The following four (4) requirements (General Education, EHAC Basic Science & Math, EHS Semester Block Courses, and Electives must be met for either the on campus track or the distance learning track to earn the BS degree in EHS:

1) General Education Requirements


(GER) of MSSU must be met for either track:

On campus students, total GER hours: 47
On campus GER, not including the 12 hours of the basic science & math courses 35

Distance students must earn the equivalent of MSSU on campus GER courses. Most GER courses are available from MSSU by distance learning with the exception of chemistry or physics

2) EHAC Basic Science & Math Requirements


must be met for either track, the minimum hours include:

  • Biology with laboratory - at least 3 semester hours, 5 quarter hours.
  • Microbiology with laboratory at least 3 semester hours, 5 quarter hours
  • General Chemistry with laboratories - at least a total of 6 semester hours or 10 quarter hours
  • Organic Chemistry with laboratory - at least a total of 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours.
  • Physics - at least 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours.
  • Additional Basic Science - (at least 6 semester hours or 10 quarter hours), basic sciences must total at least 24 hours
  • College Algebra (at least 3 hours or 5 quarter hours) or higher level

This list of basic science and math courses is subject to periodic change by EHAC. The EHAC requirements may all be met with lower division courses.

EHAC Basic Science & Math: 24+ Minimum Hours


for the distance student may be met by,

EHAC required science and math courses may be taken at a nearby college / university campus or by distance learning. The student should email the MSSU EHS Director prior to enrollment to determine if the course meets EHAC requirements. MSSU currently offers the following basic science and math courses by distance learning: BIO 0101 - General Biology / EH 0101 - General Biology , MATH 0130 - College Algebra  and  MATH 0135 - Trigonometry .

3) Environmental Health & Safety: 45 Hours


Semester Block Course Requirements are met by either on campus or distance track hours:

On Campus Track, hours: 45


Internship, any semester: 2 Hours

Distance Track, hours: 45


Internship, any semester: 2 Hours

4) Elective Courses


(additional hours to attain the total of 124 credit hours for the degree)

Elective courses should complement the needs of an EHS professional or graduate school. See your EHS advisor for suggestions on elective courses.

On Campus student elective hours: 9-10


Distance student elective hours will vary depending upon the number of hours needed to obtain the GER and EHAC basic science & math requirements.

Note(s):


*Required to get into MSSU CHEM 0151  & PHYS 0150  or PHYS 0151 .
**EH 0370  and EH 0380  are taught each fall and spring semester, either on campus and/or by distance
***EH 0312  and EH 0370  are taught each summer semester by distance

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