Environmental and Occupational Health – Online Minor

Help improve workplace, living conditions by reducing risks

We live in environments that often present physical, chemical and workplace hazards. Earning a minor in environmental and occupational health online from Oregon State University will give you the professional knowledge to identify and control these hazards that negatively impact workers and the general population.

As a student in this program, you’ll learn to develop effective interventions that will control and prevent exposure to these varying types of threats. Examples include looking at the effects of air pollution on overall health and creating innovative solutions to help reduce whole body vibrations in heavy machinery drivers.


The online courses in the environmental and occupational health minor promote primary public health prevention strategies and interdisciplinary thinking. The knowledge you acquire will enable you to apply scientific principles and management strategies in the fields of environmental protection, occupational health and safety, and public health.

This is a 27-credit minor program. For curriculum details, visit OSU’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health
  • Public health toxicology
  • Environmental law
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental justice
  • Applied ergonomics

A minor that fits any major

No matter which major program you’re enrolled in, the environmental and occupational health minor will enhance your undergraduate studies. And it could be especially beneficial if you’re pursuing a degree in one of the following online degree programs:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Natural resources
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Human development and family sciences

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their expertise, research and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • As an Oregon State Ecampus student, you’ll receive the same certificate and transcript as OSU’s on-campus students.