Environmental and Occupational Health – Online Minor

Improve public health by reducing risks in communities, workplaces

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 hazards.


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
  • Safety and health standards and law
  • Ergonomics
  • Emergency and disaster management
  • Global environmental health

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:

  • Business administration
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Management
  • Natural resources
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Public health
  • Public policy

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 institutionally 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.