Environmental Health Sciences, Certificate

A unique curriculum has been designed to provide training to span the disciplines of translational environmental health sciences. This curriculum takes the place of the Graduate Group electives and is designed not to delay the time to attain the PhD degree. Upon completion of the didactic curriculum, trainees will have completed the requirements for the Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences. Upon completion of their thesis, trainees will receive the Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences and a PhD from their graduate group.

 The below Plan of Study includes graduate group coursework (16-18 CU depending on group).

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
PHRM 534 Experimental Genome Science 1
BIOM 600 Cell Biology 1
Required Graduate Group Courses 2
 Course Units4.00
PHRM 590 Molecular Toxicology: Chemical and Biological Mechanisms 1
BIOM 611 Statistics in Experimental Design and Analysis 1
Required Graduate Group Course 1
Lab Rotation 1
 Course Units4.00
EPID 811 .5
Epidemiology- or Community-based Lab Rotation 2
 Course Units2.50
Second Year
PUBH 503 Environmental and Occupational Health 1
BSTA 630 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis I 1
Required Courses, Electives or Lab Rotation 2
 Course Units4.00
Electives or Pre-Thesis Research 2
Thesis Proposal Candidacy Examination 2
 Course Units4.00
EPID 812 .5
Lab Rotation 2
 Course Units2.50
 Total Course Units21.00

Third to Fifth Year

Thesis Research


Students are required to do three rotations. One rotation can be taken in the summer before matriculation. One rotation must involve a mentored community-based experience or epidemiology/population based study. Rotations must be done in the lab of a CEET investigator.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.