Students: Benefits of an Accredited Degree

Accreditation indicates an academic program has been found to have the curriculum, faculty, facilities, and institutional support necessary to provide quality environmental health science and protection education. Only students from accredited programs are eligible to participate in the Commission Officer Student Extern Training Program (COSTEP) of the U.S. Public Health Service. Another benefit of graduating from an accredited program is that they have priority in USPHS hiring practices. Many states recognize graduation from an accredited program as attaining a specific standard needed to register environmental health specialists or sanitarians.

  • With a 90% placement rate, a career in environmental health is a good choice.

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