2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Health, CAS

Department Chair:

Dr. Andria Costello Staniec, 151 Link Hall, costello@syr.edu, 315-443-2311


Dr. Cliff I. Davidson, 151 Link Hall, davidson@syr.edu, 315-443-2311


David G. Chandler, Ruth Chen, Andria Costello Staniec, Cliff I. Davidson, Charles T. Driscoll Jr., Chris E. Johnson, Christa Kelleher, Laura J. Steinberg, Svetoslava Todorova, Teng Zeng


In this 12-credit certificate program, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to address problems related to environmental health. The program includes instruction in toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, and risk assessment appropriate for those wishing to pursue careers in environmental health engineering. The program may be completed independently of other degree programs at Syracuse University, and is open to students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the CNY-MPH program.


Students applying for the Certificate Program in Environmental Health must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to environmental health. Students will normally have completed at least one year of calculus, one year of general chemistry, and one semester of biology. Students may apply to the certificate program by submitting one of the following:

  • Graduate Enrollment Internal Admission Application with a letter of intent (for matriculated graduate students in other Syracuse University graduate programs).
  • Syracuse University Graduate School Application with all admission requirements (for those who wish to complete the certificate program independently).

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify human health risks associated with air, water and soil contamination

2. Formulate strategies for engineering solutions to major environmental health problems

3. Articulate the effects of key pollutants on various human organs

4. Use quantitative methods to estimate environmental and/or health risks associated with pollution  


To complete the certificate program, students must take four three-credit classes. Two classes are required:

  • CIE 554  - Principles Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
  • CIE 674  - Environmental Health Engineering (3 credits)

Additional Requirements:

In addition, students must choose two courses from the following:

  • CIE 529  - Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering (3 credits)
  • CIE 555  - Hazardous Waste Management (3 credits)
  • CIE 764  - Industrial Hygiene Engineering (3 credits)

Total Credits: 12

Total 12 credits leading to a Certificate of Advanced Study in Environmental Health