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 The Environmental Health Program at CSU will prepare students for a career in a demanding and rewarding profession.

Environmental Health Undergraduate Program


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Erin Reichert
Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor
105 Environmental Health Building
(970) 491-7910

Dr. David  Gilkey, PhD. D.C., C.P.E.
Director of ERHS Undergraduate Education
146 Environmental Health Building
(970) 491-7138

​What is Environmental Health?

Environmental health is the study of all physical, chemical, and biological factors that positively or negatively impact human health.

A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health is closely related to ecology, which is the study and preservation of natural biosystems. However, environmental health focuses on people and maximizing health, productivity, and well-being.

Who Should study Environmental Health?

Environmental health is for those who are both passionate about the environment and passionate about people. The Environmental Health program is a challenging scientific program offering many career opportunities or a path to professional programs, such as graduate school and higher education, veterinary medicine school, medical school and advanced programs in biomedical science.

Why Choose Environmental Health at Colorado State University

  • The CSU Environmental Health Program is one of only two Environmental Health programs in the Rocky Mountain Region that is fully accredited by the standard of the National Environmental Health Science and Protect Accreditation Council.
  • The program is one of only 31 in the nation.
  • The program offers small class sizes, loads of hands-on experience, and strong faculty-student relationships.

Environmental Health Internships

Colorado State University is committed to hands-on, experiential degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health includes a required 300-hour capstone internship. Students earn 7 credit hours in their senior year in ERHS 487, after all of their coursework is complete. Learn how you will find your internship and read about prior ERHS undergraduate internships.​

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