(Preparing for) Environmental Health
The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for entrance into Bachelor of Science programs in Environmental or Public Health. The primary focus of the AS-T is on completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Environmental Health is excellent preparation for graduate studies in Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Education and Law.
Environmental Health — What is it?
Environmental Health is a broad interdisciplinary field concerned with the protection and promotion of public health. From air pollution and hazardous waste, to safe food and drinking water, Environmental Health specialists identify, assess, and control environmental factors to prevent the spread of illness and disease.
Areas of study in Environmental Health:
Natural and Health Sciences, Physics, Microbiology, Toxic Chemicals, Environmental Hazards and Risks, Water and Waste Sanitation, Solid Waste Management, Air Quality and Pollution, Food Protection, Epidemiology, Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, Environmental Health Law, Community Organization, Research Methods, Statistics and Professional Ethics.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree Environmental Health?
From critical thinking and problem solving skills, to research, public relations and
communication skills, graduates in Environmental Health develop the knowledge and
skills to work in a variety of public service, environmental and health care careers.
Potential employers include:
State and Federal Government Agencies to include the Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, Inspection Agencies and Public Health Departments, Hospitals, Colleges and Universities, Business and Industry. For more, please visit the Advising and Counseling Center.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private
colleges and universities in
the U.S. with junior standing. An Associate Degree from Shoreline makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.