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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Toxicology Poster


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES

The predoctoral student must complete the following requirements to qualify for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health Sciences:

  1. A major program of study (courses and research) including a comprehensive written preliminary examination and an oral qualifying/advancement to candidacy examination.
  2. A written dissertation based on the student’s original research, and a successful defense of the dissertation during an oral examination given by the student’s doctoral committee.
  3. Full-time residence for at least 6 regular academic quarters.
Ph.D. Curriculum Plan: Years 1 and 2 »

PROGRAM-WIDE CORE CURRICULUM - for both the Environmental Toxicology Track and the Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology Track:

Two of:
     EHS 202
     EHS 206A
     EHS 206B
Principles of Environmental Toxicology, (4) F
Target Organ Toxicology A, (4) W
Target Organ Toxicology B, (4) S
EHS 264 Intro to Environmental Health Science (4)*
One of:
     EPIDEM 200
     PUBHLTH 206
Principles of Epidemiology (4)
Epidemiology in Public Health (4)
EHS 298 EHS Seminar (2,2,2) F,W,S
EHS 299 Research Problems (1 to 12) F,W,S

*EHS 270 may be substituted with the approval of the advisor if the student already possesses a background in environmental health sciences


Track-Specific Core Courses - Environmental Toxicology Track:

Additional course of the following three not taken as part of Program-wide core courses:
     EHS 202
     EHS 206 A
     EHS 206 B
Principles of Environmental Toxicology (4) F
Target Organ Toxicology A, (4) W
Target Organ Toxicology B, (4) S
EHS 201 Case Studies in Environmental Toxicology (4)
One of:
     PUBHLTH 207A
     EPIDEM 204

Public Health Statistics (4)
Biostatistics (4)
Approved Electives, 16 units

 

Track Specific Core Courses - Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology Track:

PUBHLTH 207A,B Public Health Statistics I and II
PUBHLTH 283    Geographic Information Systems (4)
EPIDEM 205     Environmental Epidemiology (4)
One of:
     EHS 275 
     PUBHLTH 260

Environmental Modeling and Risk Management (4), W every other year
Human Exposure Modeling (4), W every other year
Approved Electives, 8 units



Approved Elective Pool - Environmental Health Sciences*:

EHS 204 Neurotoxicology (4) F, even years
EHS 212 Inhalation Toxicology (4) S, odd yrs
EHS 220 Industrial Toxicology (4), S
EHS 294 Occupational Health Psychology (4) S
EHS 203 Psychosocial Occup Epidem (4)
EHS 269 Air Pollution, Climate and Health (4)
EHS 270 Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants (4)
EPIDEM 244 Toxic Chemicals in the Environment (4)
PUBHLTH 244 Toxic Chemicals in the Environment (4)
PUBHLTH 265 Advanced Environmental Health Science (4)
MBB 203 Structure/Biosyn. Nucleic Acids (4) F
MBB 204 Structure/Biosyn. of Proteins (4) F
DCB 231B Cell Biology (4) W
PATH 225 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (3)
ANATOMY 203A,B Human Microscopic Anatomy (6)
PHYSIOLOGY 206A,B Introduction to Medical Physiology (11)

* Any core courses in either track may be taken as electives by students in the other track;
   additional courses may be added to this pool upon approval of the Program Faculty.             

Ph.D. Curriculum Plan: Years 3 and 4 »
EHS 298 Environmental Health Sciences Seminar, 2 units/qtr
EHS 299 Research Problems, 1 to 12 units/qtr
Sample Program - Environmental Toxicology Track »

Sample Program – Environmental Toxicology Track

Year 1, Fall EHS 202
4 units
PUBHLTH 206
4 units
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
2 units
Year 1, Winter   EHS 206A
4 units
PUBHLTH 207A
4 units
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 264
4 units
Year 1, Spring EHS 206B
4 units
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
6 units 
Year 2, Fall Elective
4 units 
Elective
4 units  
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
4 units
Year 2, Winter Elective
4 units  
Elective
4 units  
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
2 units 
Year 2, Spring   EHS 201
4 units
   EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
6 units  
Year 2, Summer  Comprehensive Exam   
Year 3 Qualifying Exam      EHS 298
2 units 
EHS 299
10 units  
Years 4-5 EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
10 units

EHS 201 Case Studies in Environmental Toxicology
EHS 202 Principles of Environmental Toxicology
EHS 206A,B Target Organ Toxicology A,B
EHS 264 Environmental Health Sciences I
EHS 298 Environmental Health Sciences Seminar
EHS 299 Research Problems
PUBHLTH 207A,B Public Health Statistics
PUBHLTH 206 Graduate Epidemiology in Public Health
 
Sample Program - Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology Track  »

Sample Program – Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology Track

Year 1, Fall EHS 202
4 units
PUBHLTH 206
4 units
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
2 units
Year 1, Winter   EHS 206A
4 units
PUBHLTH 207A
4 units
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 264
4 units
Year 1, Spring Elective
4 units
PUBHLTH 207B
4 units
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
2 units 
Year 2, Fall
 
PUBHLTH 283
4 units 
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
6 units
Year 2, Winter EHS 275
4 units  
Elective
4 units  
EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
2 units 
Year 2, Spring   EPIDEM 205
4 units
   EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
6 units  
Year 2, Summer  Comprehensive Exam  
Year 3 Qualifying Exam      EHS 298
2 units 
EHS 299
10 units  
Years 4-5 EHS 298
2 units
EHS 299
10 units

EHS 202 Principles of Environmental Toxicology
EHS 206A,B Target Organ Toxicology A,B
EHS 264 Environmental Health Sciences I
EHS 275 Environmental Modeling and Risk Assessment
EHS 298 Environmental Health Sciences Seminar
EHS 299 Research Problems
PUBHLTH 207A,B Public Health Statistics
PUBHLTH 206 Graduate Epidemiology in Public Health
PUBHLTH 283 Geographic Information Systems