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About This Minor

Enhance your undergraduate program with an understanding of the influences and impact of environmental factors on human health.

You will learn:

  • Principles of environmental health science
  • Communicable diseases
  • Food safety
  • Vector-borne diseases and their control

This minor can prepare you for positions in the environmental and occupational health fields that evaluate and manage the factors that impact the environmental health of a community.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses)

An introductory biology course + lab is a prerequisite for most of the courses in this minor. If the biology requirement is not already part of your undergraduate program, it may increase your total credit hours. 

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUOnline enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. Learn more about our online bachelor's programs today!

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