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Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Health Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1168 (BCR) Dayton, OH, United States
The Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Health Sciences course at Wright State University offers interdisciplinary environmental training for students majoring in biology, chemistry and earth sciences. A wide range of expertise exists in the environmental faculty. 
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Graduates enjoy the benefits of an excellent education and have an excellent first-time pass rate on the State of Ohio Registered Sanitarian examination. Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health Science are broadly educated for work in Public Health, Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Protection. A field internship program, operated in cooperation with participating environmental health agencies or industries, gives students an opportunity to gain practical work experience.


Students graduating from the Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Health Sciences course offered by Wright State University get jobs in four primary areas: public health, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, and natural resource management. Each of these fields is briefly described below.

Public Health

The field of public health encompasses those responsibilities of scientists who help ensure a healthful environment for general public under the public health statutes. Specifically, the duties of public health officials include community health and epidemiology, restaurant and swimming pool inspections, hazard protection (e.g. asbestos), vector control, proper operation and maintenance of public and private drinking water supplies, and sewage treatment plants. These individuals are usually employed by a state, county, or local health department.

Industrial Hygiene

The field of industrial hygiene encompasses those responsibilities of scientists working in industrial settings who help ensure a healthful environment for employees. Specifically, the duties include measuring employee exposure to hazards, evaluating those exposures, and where appropriate, recommending procedures to reduce risks resulting from exposures. Reducing risk may involve communicating information about risks to employees. Employment opportunities usually are in the environmental consulting firms, industry, or in government.

Environmental Protection

The field of environmental protection covers those responsibilities of scientists who help ensure a healthful environmental for the general public under the environmental statutes. Specifically, the duties of environmental protection officials include monitoring air, soil, and water, plants and animals, assessing impacts that chemicals have on individuals, populations, or ecosystems, and investigating the sources of those chemicals. This field also can involve managing hazardous wastes. These individuals are employed by consulting firms, large industries, and government.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Materials
  • Mapping Methods 
  • Field Mapping 
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium 
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology Climate Change 
  • Paleobiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Complete the Wright State application process by submitting:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • Official high school transcript including senior schedule
  • Partial at time of application, final transcript with graduation date posted upon completion of your senior year
  • $30 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4981 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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