Bachelor of Science in Public Health - EHM
4 Years (8 Semesters)
129 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Program overview

“Enrolment for this program is limited.”

"We stress that conservation of the environment is not, and must not be seen as, a matter only for Government or officials. It is something that concerns us all. This is a responsibility for all, every member of our society, both nationals and other residents.

We look to advance the education of our new generations in schools, institutes and universities in environmental issues, not only because they are the leaders of tomorrow but because it is their national duty to support efforts in environmental conservation.”

HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE

Students choose to study the BSc in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health Management because it covers a wide variety of disciplines. This degree will prepare you for both the technical and professional demands of careers in the field of Environment. Students will be actively involved within their communities through planning and executing environmental projects. You will also learn methods for analysing, evaluating and controlling environmental health issues. You will be working to advance policies and programs to reduce environmental exposures in air, soil, water and food to protect the public and provide communities with healthier environments.

Program benefits

As a graduate of CUD’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health Management you will have a strong background in managing environmental health issues relevant to modern society. The program will equip you with the current tools and techniques to face the most challenging and contemporary issues related to environmental health, to make an important contribution to the workforce immediately following your graduation. With a degree in this field, you will be a crucial asset to environmental and health employers, ministries, and international organizations.

Graduate careers

As an Environmental Health Management graduate your career opportunities are broad, not only you will have a chance to make an impact on peoples’ lives and contribute to healthier societies, you will also be highly employable in a range of careers. Jobs in the field of environmental health management has no bounds. There is no shortage of job opportunities in institutions and professions linked to:

  • Government Ministries (e.g Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai Municipality)
  • United Nations Agencies (e.g UNEP, UNDP)
  • Environmental Consulting Firms (e.g AECOM, ABS Consulting)
  • Non-governmental Organizations (e.g GreenPeace, Emirates Environmental Group)
  • Environmental Agencies (Environment Agency AbuDhabi, BEEAH Group)
  • Educational and Research Institutions (e.g Center for Environmental Studies and Research, Fujairah Research Center)
  • Industries linked to:
    • Occupational Health, and Safety
    • Construction
    • Food Safety
    • Water Resources
    • Oil Industry
    • Sustainable Building
    • Waste Management

In these career areas, you will be responsible for enforcement related to environmental health laws and regulations, consultation, education, research, management, and implementation of systems.

Affiliation and Accreditation

  • Eco CanadaA

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
General Education courses 21 3 24
Department courses 69 3 72
Specific Courses of the concentration 33 - 33
Total 123 6 129

General Education Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
LNG 171-4 English I 3
LNG 172-4 English II 3
ENT 141 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 2
ENT 142 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 1
GED 196 Communication Skills in Arabic 3
GED 198 Islamic Culture 3
GED 199 UAE Society 3
ENT 241 Entrepreneurship 1 2
ENT 242 Entrepreneurship 2 1
    Humanities Elective 3
Total 24

Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 102 Biology I 3
HOM 101 Fundamentals of Healthcare Management 3
SHS 103 Chemistry 3
SHS 105 Organic Chemistry 3
SHS 100 Principles of Public Health 3
BIO 202 Biology II 3
ENV 201 Principles of Environmental Science 3
SHS 208 Infectious Diseases 3
MTH 112 Calculus I 3
SHS 102 Healthcare Systems 3
ENV 220 Introduction to Environmental Health 3
SHS 221 Chronic and Non-Infectious Diseases 3
SHS 220 Applied Medical Terminology 3
SCI 210 Modern Physics 3
SHS 200 Global Health 3
ENV 310 Biostatistics 3
HOM 303 Health Education and Promotion 3
HA 315 Health Policy and Governance 3
ENV 416 Epidemiology 3
SHS 410 Public Health Ethics 3
ENV 421 Occupational Health & Safety 3
SHS 421 Leadership 3
SHS 430 Applied Research 3
    Departmental Elective Course 3
Total 72

EHM Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENV 302 Environmental Microbiology 3
ENV 311 Entomology and Pest Control Management 3
ENV 330 Hydrology and Water Waste 3
ENV 305 Food Quality and Control 3
ENV 326 Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution 3
ENV 320 Environmental Management: Theory and Practice 3
ENV 405 Toxicology 3
ENV 407 Management of Domestic and Hazardous Wastes 3
ENV 420 Marine Pollution 3
ENV 422 Impacts of Climate Change Policy on Environmental Management 3
SHS 400 Internship 3
Total 33

Department Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENV 309 Impacts of Earth Resources and Natural Hazards on the Environment 3
SHS 420 Career Tasks & Challenges in Public Health 3
SHS 205 Biochemistry 3