Develop a practice-oriented, broad background in public health in preparation for a professional career through our multidisciplinary program. You'll complete a supervised internship instead of a thesis.
Examine the causes and effects of interactions between humans and their environment with the goal of minimizing the impact on human health and the environment. Graduates work as health and safety officers, risk managers and more in public health and environmental regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations and universities.
Work That Matters
Develop a network within public health, environmental protection agencies, research labs, education and industry.
Prepare for positions such as risk assessor, outreach coordinator, resource manager and health physicist.
Work in facilities like the Center of Excellence for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions.
Learn from some of the nation’s leading researchers with a significant network in private industry and agencies.
What You’ll Study
Examine the interactions between humans and their environment and apply elements of both pure and applied sciences. We believe in community-based research and research-based learning, so students focus on real-world issues that impact environmental health and quality of life. Opportunities to tailor courses to your specific goals.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Health and Safety Officer
- Risk Assessor
- Risk Manager
- Outreach Coordinator
- Resource Manager
- Health Physicist
Job Titles of Alumni
- Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Department Manager
- Certified Industrial Hygienist
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $93,478
- Public Health
- Private Industries
- State and Federal Government
- Health Agencies
Employers of Alumni
- Safety Leader Institute LLC
- Mobile Health Diagnostics
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control