Minor in Environmental Health

KU’s minor in Environmental Health addresses all human-health-related aspects of the natural environment and the built environment. Environmental health deals with zoonotic and vector-borne disease, environmental contamination, toxic metal and chemical contamination of air, water, and soil, rural and urban issues, post-disaster contamination issues that affect human, animal, and the environment, and health disparities/inequities and environmental justice issues resulting from past and ongoing environmental contamination and disruption. This minor will appeal not only to students in the health sciences, but also applied biological sciences, environmental studies, geography, geology, sociology, public administration/urban planning, and civil/environmental engineering.