Environmental Health


Bachelor of Health Sciences
Master of Health Sciences

Environmental Health


The Environmental Health major provides grounding in the fundamental sciences that underpin an understanding of the environmental risk factors that affect health and well-being and the methods used to assess them. This grounding encompasses:

  • the geographical distribution of disease
  • exposure to key risk factors and methods used to minimise exposure
  • the context of government legislation aimed at creating and maintaining healthy environments.


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Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Environmental Health will potentially find employment as environmental health officers, laboratory roles in health laboratories, in local and national environmental health roles, or progress to postgraduate research in environmental health science.

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School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences
College of Education
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 343 9606 ext 44606