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Academic Training

Course descriptions

The Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) provides students with the requisite scientific and public health background to help protect the environment and improve the health of workers and the general public.

EOHS offers several degree programs which provide specialized study in selected disciplines of environmental and occupational health such as: air pollution, industrial hygiene, water quality, occupational medicine, environmental chemistry, hazardous waste, solid waste, toxicology, and risk assessment.

The EOHS faculty is involved in the following research projects: characterization of dental waste water, development and assessment of methods for predicting solid waste generation and recycling rates, evaluation and development of methods for tuberculosis control, receptor modeling of air toxics, urban ozone modeling in Chicago, Detroit and Mexico City, determination of indoor release rates of air pollutants, relationship between air pollution and asthma in Chicago, and bioaerosol exposure and asthma in Illinois.