The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences (BSPH) is for students who want a basic understanding in the fundamental sciences with an emphasis on the relationship between public health and environmental sciences and engineering. It also teaches students to identify major issues in environmental sciences and engineering and understand significant regulatory components that have shaped environmental policy. Students will also learn written and oral communication skills related to environmental sciences and engineering issues within a public health context.
Dual Bachelor’s and Master’s
These programs are restricted to current UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates in a science or math program, including the bachelors of science in public health.
The Dual Bachelor’s-to-Master of Science Program (BSPH-MS) is designed for students interested in a research-based master’s degree for advanced practice or study in environmental science or engineering.
The Dual Bachelor-to-Master of Science (BSPH-MPH) designed for students interested in a practice-based master’s degree with a public health focus for advanced practice or study in environmental health sciences.
The Dual Bachelor-to-Master of Science (BSPH-MSPH) designed for students interested in a research-based master’s degree with a public health focus for advanced practice or study in environmental health sciences.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares graduates for careers in practice or management in the field of public health. Among the 12 new MPH concentrations at the Gillings School the ESE department directs the MPH concentration in Environmental Health Solutions and partners with other departments on interdisciplinary concentrations in Global Health and Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights.
The Master of Science (MS) prepares students who are interested in advanced education or careers in research, practice or management in the field of environmental sciences and engineering.
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE) is a one- or two-year program that gives students the vital skills and training in air quality and sustainable water resources needed to solve today’s environmental engineering and public health problems.
The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) prepares students for careers in practice, advanced education, research or management in public health, with an emphasis in environmental sciences and engineering.
The dual master’s programs are intended for incoming students with a prior background in health-related areas who are interested in combining environmental health with community, urban or regional planning.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a terminal degree intended for students with a strong background in the sciences or engineering who are interested in careers in basic and applied research, education, advanced practice, and management in the field of environmental sciences and engineering.