Occupational and Environmental Exposure Science (OEES) Program
We are exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace, in the home, and outdoors. If these exposures are of sufficient intensity and duration, they can affect the public health. As a student in the Occupational and Environmental Exposure Science (OEES) program in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, you will study methodologies to assess exposures to chemical agents in the workplace or general environment and about health effects associated with these exposures. You will have access to theory, to the state of the art equipment and methodologies for air, dermal, and biological monitoring, for mathematical and statistical modeling, and for science-based risk assessment. You will also benefit from specialized research areas represented among the OEES faculty. Finally, by working with your OEES advisor you will gain the fundamental elements of critical thinking including how to develop an idea into a research hypothesis, how to test the hypothesis with appropriate methods, how to make scientific inferences, and how to publish the results of your work. When you leave OEES, you will be well prepared for a research career in academia, government, or the private sector or to serve as specialized consultants.