The University of Arizona

Accelerated BS & MPH Environmental & Occupational Health Program - 5 Year Program

 

EHS StudentsThe Environmental Health Sciences Section has developed an accelerated five-year Bachelor of Science to Master of Public Health Degree option for exceptional students.

Students have the potential to experience the breadth of public health in the bachelors program and focus on gaining environmental and occupational health (EOH) expertise in the Master of Public Health program. The combined, structured degree enables students to carefully choose electives that prepare them for the advanced courses and provide a broader exposure to EOH in 5 years instead of the 6 years that would be required to complete the degrees separately.

EOH specialists focus on the exposure of people to physical, biological and chemical hazards in the environment or workplace and their impact on health. Students can focus on either industrial hygiene or a broader environmental and occupational health track. The accelerated program covers the same information and addresses the same competencies as the two separate degrees. Students can replace elementary level courses in the bachelor program with deeper expertise provided in the master level coursework.

Students apply to the Public Health major after completion of 56 units of specified courses. Students apply to the combined, accelerated MPH program after completing 75 credit hours of undergraduate work including at least a semester of organic chemistry, calculus and physics. A full year of calculus and organic chemistry is preferred. A GPA of 3.3 or greater during the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum is required. Students are accepted following completion of 90 undergraduate credit hours. Students will begin the MPH curriculum their senior year as an undergraduate. As with the MPH, the internship is initiated during the summer between the first (senior) and second year of the MPH degree. The final report is due the last semester in the program.

FACULTY

Mary Kay O'Rourke, PhD - Section Chair
Paloma Beamer, PhD
Jefferey Burgess, MD, MS, MPH

Robert Canales, PhD, MS
Philip Harber, MD, MPH
Miranda Loh, ScD
Eric Lutz, PhD, CMSP
Wayne Peate, MD, MPH
Kelly Reynolds, PhD, MSPH
Terry Stobbe, PhD, CIH, CSP, CPE

Curriculum - Accelerated BSPH/MPH Degree
EOH-Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Health Concentration

Environmental and Occupational Health MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

Sem

Course

Units

Incoming AP Courses Accepted  
  Calculus, Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics  
1st Semester (16 credits)  
1 English I 3
1 Math 125 3
1 Chem 151 4
1 Language or Elective (2nd semester proof) 3
1 NSC 101/N or 170 C1… Nutrition 3
2nd Semester (19 credits)  
2 Tier 1 3
2 English II 3
2 Math 129 3
2 Chem 152 4
2  Additional Tier 1 3
2  Additional Tier 1 3
Summer  (3 credits)  
  MCB 181R General Biology+ Tier 1 or 2 6
3rd Semester (19 credits)  
3 Tier 1 3
3 Tier 2 3
3 Organic Chem. 241a 3
3 Organic Lab 243a 2
3 PSIO 201 Anat and Physio 4
3 CPH 178 Personal Health & Wellness 3
3 MCB 184 Lab 1
4th Semester (18 credits)  
4 Tier 2 3
4 PSIO 202 Anat and Physio 3
4 CPH 200 Intro to Public Health 3
4  CPH 309 Intro to Epidemiology 3
4 Physics 141 3
4 XXX XXX elective 3
75 Units by the end of year 2 and application to Public Health Major & Accelerated Program during the 4th Semster
5th Semester (18 credits)  
5 CPH 310 Health care in the US 3
5 CPH 350 Principles of Health Education 3
5 CPH 375 Intro to Enviro & Occ Health 3
5 CPH XXX Selective 3
5 CPH XXX Selective 3
5 CPH XXX Selective 3
93 units for acceptance and start of the MPH with a 3.3 GPA
6th Semester (15 Credits)  
6 CPH 433 Global Health (350 and 309 are prereqs) 3
6 CPH 478 PH Nutrition (350 and 309 are prereqs) 3
6 Eng 308 3
6 CPH 493A internship 6
End of Year 3 = 108 hours  (plus 12 credits of year 4 graduate work can be counted in both programs)
7th Semester (12 Grad Credits)  
7 CPH 573a Epidemiology 3
7 CPH 576a Biostatistics 3
7 CPH 502  Env Monitoring Methods 3
7 CPH 584 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Health 3
Student graduates with a BSPH  120 hours
8th Semester (13 Grad Credits)  
8 CPH 574 Public Health Policy & Management 3
8 CPH 553 Toxicol & Chem Exposures (or EHS track approved course) 3
8 CPH 655 Control of Occ Exposure (or EHS track approved course) 3
8 CPH 575 Environmental & Occupational Health 3
8 CPH 696r EHS Seminar 1
8 Internship Prep Training 0
8a Summer (2 Grad Credit hours) - Summer Internship (CPH 909 1 unit) and Research (CPH 900 1 Unit) TBA
9th Semester (9 Grad Credits)  
9 CPH 577 Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
9 CPH 522 Safety Fundamentals (or EHS track approved course) 3
9 CPH 696r Seminar 1
9 CPH 900 Thesis 2
10th Semester (9 Grad Credits)  
10 CPH 653 Applied Exposure Assessment 3
10 CPH 510 Physical Exposures (or EHS track approved course) 3
10 CPH 696r EHS Seminar 1
10 CPH 909 Internship & Report 2
Student Graduates with MPH (total BSPH + MPH = 155 Credit Hours including 2 internships)

 

Further Information

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Alan Beaudrie, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising, at abeaudri@email.arizona.edu or 520.626.3207.