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Environmental Health Science

Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, Director
Environmental Health Science Program
One Bear Place #97266
Baylor Sciences Building, C416
Waco, Texas 76798
T: (254) 710-6553

Environmental health is a field of science that studies how the environment influences human health and disease. "Environment" in this context means identifying and addressing how the environment impacts human health and natural resources.

This emerging and exciting field is a terrific way to combine interdisciplinary science coursework with a passion for the environment and improving people's lives. Since this major pulls from many different areas, you'll be well-versed in not only the science of environmental health, but also with the environment's connections to economics, public policy and law. Additionally, you'll be one of few to have formal education in this high-demand field, positioned for success in a variety of jobs.

EHS Courses

Course Descriptions

In this program, you'll take a variety of courses that help you understand how the environment influences human health and disease. This means taking classes in nutrition, chemistry, biology, environmental science, economics and others.

EHS Faculty


Faculty from across Baylor contribute to this program, allowing you to build a rich network of support as you get your education and transition into the work force.

EHS Resources

Resources and Facilities

A variety of field experiences, laboratories and other facilities give you an opportunity to truly go beyond the classroom in gaining knowledge and experience.

EHS Jobs 2 Internships and Careers

Email Dr. Bryan Brooks for more information in this area or visit this website. A variety of agencies and organizations offer listings for summer internships, fall and spring internships, and jobs that would be a great fit for your skills upon graduation.