Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health (72 credits)

Students seeking the PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health degree must complete a minimum of 72 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.2 overall and a 3.2 in the set of required courses specified by their department; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within nine years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (9-11 credits)

  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0508 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (1 credit) -or-
    PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health (if no prior public health experience)
  • PHCO 0510 - Issues in Health Education and Behavioral Science (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0511 - Issues in Health Care Systems and Policy (1 credit)

REQUIRED COURSES (24 credits)

  • ENOH 0594 - Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • ENOH 0656 - Environmental Risk Assessment
  • ENOH 0695 - Environmental Exposure Measurement and Assessment
  • EPID 0650 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following:
  • EPID 0651 - Intermediate Epidemiological Research Methods
  • HEBS 0663 - Intermediate Survey Methods
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following:
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

    -also-

    Choose at least two of the following (6 or more credits):
  • ENOH 0560 - Public Health Biology and Physiology
  • ENOH 0563 - Ecological Risk Assessment
  • ENOH 0565 - Introduction to Environmental Law
  • ENOH 0644 - Indoor Air Quality
  • ENOH 0693 - Principles of Occupational Health
  • ENOH 0695 - Environmental Exposure Measurement and Assessment
  • ENOH 0699 - Principles of Industrial Hygiene
  • GLPH 0600 - Introduction to Global Health

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (up to 13-15 credits)

  • ENOH 0562 - Pesticides and Public Health (1 credit)
  • ENOH 0565 - Introduction to Environmental Law
  • ENOH 0566 - Hydrology and Public Health (1 credit)
  • ENOH 0644 - Indoor Air Quality
  • ENOH 0645 - Indoor Environmental Health and Assessment (1 credit)
  • ENOH 0653 - Biomarkers
  • ENOH 0659 - Occupational Health Practices (2 credits)
  • ENOH 0696 - Public Health Preparedness II: Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • ENOH 0697 - Public Health Preparedness: Agents of Mass Exposure, Injury or Destruction
  • ENOH 9621 - Principles of Air Pollution
  • ENOH 9642 - Air Sampling and Analysis
  • ENOH 9643 - Hazardous Waste Management
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • EPID 0657 - Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • HEBS 0663 - Intermediate Survey Methods

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research