Students testing water quality

welcome to the Department of : Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Our faculty prepare students for jobs at industrial facilities with broader cross-disciplinary training in environmental permitting, job hazard assessment and job safety than many other public health programs. Industry contacts tell us they prefer our approach over a narrower specialization of other programs.

Influencing health in the workplace and the environment

Occupational and Environmental Health touches everyone, everywhere. In both developed and developing nations, issues of environmental pollution arise from indoor air quality concerns, water quality, outdoor air and waste products, as well as workplace exposures. Occupational and Environmental Health professionals keep populations safe and healthy, both at home and at work.

Recent News

WVU Master of Public Health program provides greater flexibility, more competitive

In an ongoing, strategic effort to give graduates a competitive edge, the West Virginia University School of Public Health has revamped one of its longstanding graduate degree programs. The Master of Public Health program, established nearly 25 years ago, was recently reshaped to enhance its core curriculum and provide students with an even higher level of professional preparation.