This is an archive of the 2016-2017 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2016-2017 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit


Academic Advisement

All majors should review their academic program in consultation with an advisor once per semester. The undergraduate advisors are Peter Bellin, Gretchen Boria-PerezNola Kennedy and Michael Sullivan. The graduate advisor is Antonio Machado. Email the department office at for more information on the degree.


Graduates find work in such occupations as sustainability coordinators, environmental specialists, industrial hygienists, hazardous waste managers, air quality permit managers, safety supervisors, health and safety inspectors, environmental managers and many similar occupations.

Graduates also are employed as administrators and technical specialists in governmental agencies, private industry and consulting firms. Opportunities for teaching, research and advanced professional programs are numerous.

The degrees also serve as excellent preparation for health professions, such as medicine, dentistry and optometry. Many graduates of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health pursue advanced academic degrees leading to teaching and research opportunities.


The degrees are accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council at the B.S. and M.S. levels. The California Department of Public Health provides a formal approval of the degree at both the B.S. and M.S. levels. With this approval, students are permitted to test for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) examination immediately upon graduation.

Clubs and Societies

The Environmental and Occupational Health Student Association (EOHSA) organizes presentations, field trips and student activity.

The department Alumni Association, in coordination with EOHSA and department faculty, are very active. They present a Fall Speed Mentoring Event and a Spring Technical Symposium each year.


Chair: Peter Bellin
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1537
(818) 677-7476