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Online Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $318 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Practice skills in hazard identification and control to help organizations maintain a safe working environment.

In the online bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety from University of Maryland Global Campus, you will learn how to implement evidence-based professional practices to support a safe and healthy work environment. The curriculum was designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholar-practitioners and combines theories with real-world applications. Join a program that will help you learn how to implement and monitor environmental health and safety activities to protect workers and their communities.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 36 Credits

  • (3 Credits, ENHS 300)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 305)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 310)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 315)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 320)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 325)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 330)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 335)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 340)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 400)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 405)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, CHEM 297)
  • (3 Credits, MATH 115) or a more advanced MATH course

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 43 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111S) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, SPCH 125) General Education: Communication
5 (3 Credits, MATH 115)
General Education: Math
6 (3 Credits, CHEM 297)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences; Related Requirement
7 (3 Credits, ENHS 300) Major
8 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
9 (3 Credits, DATA 200) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
10 (3 Credits, ENHS 305) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, PSYC 100) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTT 152) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 (3 Credits, ENHS 310) Major
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, ENHS 315) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, ENHS 320) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, ENHS 325) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, WRTG 394) General Education: Communication
24 (3 Credits, ENHS 330) Major
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, ENHS 335) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, ENHS 340) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, ENHS 400) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, ENHS 405) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, ENHS 495) Major
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective
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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to manage environmental health and safety issues, including air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and injury and illness prevention.

Projected Industry Revenue
The occupational health & workplace safety services industry is projected to grow to $10.9 billion in revenue in 2023.
Source: IBIS World | “Occupational Health & Workplace Safety Services Industry in the US” | March 16, 2023
Jobs in Environmental Consulting
There are more than 158,000 people employed in the environmental consulting industry in the United States as of 2023.
Source: IBIS World | “Environmental Consulting in the US” | January 2023
Tons of Hazardous Waste
Large quantity hazardous waste generators in the United States reported generating 34.9 million tons of hazardous waste in 2019.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | "An Overview of Hazardous Waste Generation" | April 18, 2021

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Environmental Awareness Club

The Environmental Awareness Club offers opportunities to interact with a variety of environmental professionals. Activities have included webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Environmental Awareness Club group on CareerQuest.  

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