Join our program that combines real-world problem solving with technical, health and research skills to prepare effective environmental health researchers for public and private careers.
Examine the causes and effects of interactions between humans and their environment with the goal of minimizing the impact on both human health and the environment. Our graduate students are routinely the recipients of nationally competitive research fellowships, and assistantships are available. A thesis is required.
Work That Matters
Gain meaningful employment within public health, environmental protection agencies, research labs, education and industry.
Prepare for positions such as research scientist, water quality specialist, toxicologist, ecotoxicologist and health physicist.
Work in facilities like the Center of Excellence for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions.
Learn from some of the nation’s leading researchers with a significant network in private industry and agencies.
What You’ll Study
Explore complex interactions that combine elements of both pure and applied sciences. We believe in community-based research and research-based learning, so you will focus on real-world issues that impact environmental health and quality of life and produce sound science and data in support of addressing and improving environmental and public health.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Studying and improving complex systems to optimize performance and efficiency
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Research Scientist
- Water Quality Specialist
- Health Physicist
- Environmental Law Enforcement Officer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Department Manager
- Certified Industrial Hygienist
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $93,478
- Public Health
- Environmental Protection
- Higher Education
Employers of Alumni
- Safety Leader Institute LLC
- Mobile Health Diagnostics
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control