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Online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences

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Understand the Relationship Between the Environment and Human Health

The Online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences from LSU Online prepares professionals to optimize resources while maintaining environmental health and safety compliance. Students will gain a deep understanding of complex environmental health and safety issues, health regulations and risks. Graduates can find rewarding careers as environmental health leaders in private companies, state agencies and federal agencies.

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Flexible formats allow you to join the LSU community from anywhere.

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Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Value Colleges.


Employment in the field is expected to rise 11% through 2026.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data

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Receive a dedicated coach from application to graduation.

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LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 12 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $546

Total cost with fees: $6,552

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

  • ENVS 4101 - Environmental Chemistry | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 4477 - Environmental Toxicology | Credit Hours: 3 OR ENVS 4500 - Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 7112 - Marine Ecotoxicology | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 7700 - Integrated Environmental Issues | Credit Hours: 3

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must have completed General Biology and General Chemistry. It is highly recommended applicants complete Statistics and Organic Chemistry.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores of at least 213 (computer), 550 (paper), or 79 (Internet), or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  • GRE scores are encouraged, but substitutions will be considered for exceptional applicants.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement expressing your interest in the program. In 500 words or less introduce yourself to the faculty, describe your professional and academic goals, and explain how you think our graduate certificate program fits your interests and goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Health and Safety Specialist
  • Director of Public Health
  • Environmentalist
  • Environmental Health Manager
  • Environmental Specialist

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