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The EH&S Engineering Degree is targeted towards developing capabilities and knowledge to use technology to define, analyze and solve problems in the EH&S area. The Generalist Degree is targeted towards developing capabilities and knowledge to define and manage policy in the EH&S area.
They fall in the 3 general categories of Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Industrial Safety. Environmental includes pollution control, prevention and remediation. Industrial Hygiene includes defining and eliminating avenues of exposure to toxic and carcinogenic components in the workplace. Industrial Safety includes defining and eliminating hazards in the job place and responding to emergency situation. A common component in all three areas is developing and complying with regulations.
While we do not have actual data for EH&S graduates, based on Chemical Engineering graduates who have taken EH&S positions, EH&S Engineers should expect to make starting salaries equivalent to Chemical Engineers.
The EH&S Engineering degree is more specific towards those areas that
No. EH&S students emphasize an area through their selection of electives. The areas for which elective packages have already been defined include: Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Ergonomics, Health Physics, EH&S Management and EH&S Chemistry.
Dr. Michael B. Jennings: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Environmental Studies Department