For students who choose not to enter a degree program, there are still many educational opportunities in the area of environmental health—from certificates and institutes to postdoctoral training.
Four certificate programs are offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
- Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health
- Certificate Program in Food System, Environment and Public Health
- Certificate Program in Health and Human Rights
- Certificate Program in Humane Sciences and Toxicology Policy
Postdoctoral students spend virtually all their time conducting research in the laboratory of their faculty mentor. While the focus is on conducting research, in consultation with their faculty mentor, postdoctoral students have the opportunity to take selected courses that may advance their training and research capabilities. Attending and giving seminars, journal clubs and participating in research retreats are also an integral part of the postdoctoral training experience.
Applicants for postdoctoral positions first identify a member of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty with whom they wish to work and correspond directly with him/her. They become postdoctoral students in the program after confirming position availability with the faculty member, submitting a formal application to the program and receiving an official appointment letter. For current postdoctoral fellowship information, click here.
Summer Institute in Environmental Health Sciences
The Summer Institute courses are designed for practicing public health professionals with responsibilities for health, safety, and environmental matters in government agencies, non-government organizations, and industry; and for students who are interested in learning more about environmental health sciences concepts. The courses may be taken for academic or non-credit. The Summer Institute in Environmental Health Sciences is held in June. More information can be found here.