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Why Study Environmental Health Sciences at UA?

The University of Arizona Environmental Health Sciences program provides unique training and research opportunities with highly interdisciplinary faculty in a prime location. Our program is highly collaborative with very accessible faculty not just in public health but across the University. Our laboratory courses provide hands-on activities and experiences for our students, and all graduate students in our programs receive field experience while leading their internship and research project. (link to slide show similar to the ones on the main UA page). Tucson is a vibrant multicultural city 60 miles (100 km) from the US-Mexico border with diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Other reasons to consider studying Environmental Health Sciences at the UA include:

Leadership in Environmental Research
  • The UA is the #1 university in the US and #2 in the world for environmental science research
  • At the center of that reputation is the Institute for the Environment which fosters and facilitates cross-campus, community, state, national, and worldwide collaborations that resolve environmental challenges. This institute houses more than 300 affiliated faculty, internationally recognized for their environmental research and reflects the UA’s commitment to interdisciplinary study.
  • The UA also has a portal for all environmental and sustainability research and efforts on campus.
Service learning courses
  • Students have the opportunity to engage with domestic and international communities through our 6 service learning courses. Students in these courses have hands-on experiences with a variety of complex public health issues.
  • The Institute for Mineral Resources and the Mining Safety and Health Resource Center provide unique opportunities for research and study.
Diverse student body and faculty
  • The University of Arizona Graduate College is highly committed to recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse student body. Of particular relevance to higher education is the understanding that diversity of ideas, perspectives and approaches is critical to the advancement of knowledge.
  • UA students from underrepresented backgrounds comprise 18% of the graduate student body, a much higher representation than any other Research I, AAU-member university in the country.
Opportunities for Peace Corps returnees and veterans
  • The UA is also one of the top institutions for Peace Corps Fellows
  • The UA VETS program has quickly become a national model for student veteran services on a college campus.
The UA is located in Tucson, Arizona

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