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Environmental Health & Safety
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


In the online bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety from University of Maryland Global Campus, you will learn how to implement evidence-based professional practices to support a safe and healthy work environment. The curriculum was designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholar-practitioners and combines theories with real-world applications. Join a program that will help you learn how to implement and monitor environmental health and safety activities to protect workers and their communities.

Program Highlights
  • Recommend solutions: Use information-gathering skills and professional judgment to recommend solutions for technical or scientific problems in environmental health and safety
  • Evaluate processes: Apply cognitive and technical skills to anticipate, recognize, and critically evaluate hazards and risk factors
  • Follow the evidence: Select effective control methods to generate practical evidence-based solutions while following legislative and industry standards
  • Adapt to change: Develop strategies for ongoing professional development and informing evidence-based practice in a continually changing global environment
  • Advise on strategy: Model a range of written and oral communication formats to explain technical information and concepts to various audiences
  • Practice leadership skills: Choose collaborative and ethical practices to build the relationships necessary to address contemporary environmental health and safety issues
Required Courses
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 300)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 305)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 310)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 315)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 320)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 325)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 330)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 335)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 340)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 400)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 405)
  • (3 Credits, ENHS 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, CHEM 297)
  • (3 Credits, MATH 115) or a more advanced MATH course
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to manage environmental health and safety issues, including air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and injury and illness prevention.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bachelor’s degree in health services management from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll be provided with core knowledge and competencies for effective management in the dynamic healthcare environment. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, will teach you to think comprehensively and strategically about healthcare trends so you can lead innovation.

Program Highlights

 

  • Gain business skills: Exercise sound business and financial management principles in healthcare settings through process mapping and strategic planning.
  • Apply tech advances: Apply technological advances and emerging trends in the U.S. healthcare system to achieve organizational goals and practices.
  • Analyze data: Identify, analyze, and evaluate quantitative and qualitative healthcare data and information for effective decision-making in various healthcare settings.
  • Study legal issues: Evaluate legal and ethical issues associated with the planning and delivery of healthcare services.
  • Review health policy: Analyze policies related to healthcare management.
Required Courses
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 300)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 307)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 310)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 320)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 322)
  • HMGT 335
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 372)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 400)
  • HMGT 420
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 435)
  • HMGT 495

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 305)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to work in the fast-growing field of health services management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program
  • This program is designed for entry-level and midcareer professionals.
  • We recommend that you have an understanding of the healthcare system overall, as well as knowledge of its specific functions and operations.
Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Environmental Management
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With a master’s degree in environmental management from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and dispositions for effective ecosystem-based environmental management in today’s integrated, global environment. By exploring and assessing water, land, air, and climate systems, and applying knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines, you can formulate holistic, viable solutions to environmental problems. In this program, you can gain the skills to assess risk; communicate scientific, economic, ethical, and legal considerations for audits and consultations; work effectively in teams; and engage ethically with a wide variety of stakeholders. Your capstone course offers you the opportunity to work with an environmental organization, such as the Maryland Energy Administration or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, on a consulting project.

Program Highlights
  • Formulate solutions: Formulate holistic, ethical, and viable solutions to environmental issues by applying knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines, such as science (physical and behavioral), history, and economics.
  • Think critically: Apply critical-thinking skills to anticipate, identify, and evaluate resource and pollution issues.
  • Build professional skills: Devise a professional development plan to maintain or develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address rapidly evolving environmental challenge.
  • Communicate effectively: Communicate with audiences clearly and in culturally competent ways in a variety of contexts.
  • Utilize teamwork: Utilize teamwork, leadership, and ethical reasoning skills with a wide range of stakeholders to address contemporary environmental issues and the impact of solutions through an environmental justice lens.
  • Evaluate strategies: Evaluate change-management strategies needed for a more sustainable future.
Required Courses

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, ENVM 600)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 610)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 615)
  • ENVM 641
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 643)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 647)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 649)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 650)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 651)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 652)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 653)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, ENVM 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for high-level environmental management in a wide range of organizations, including industrial, commercial, governmental, and military. Possible career areas include environment and safety analysis, sustainability management, environmental policy analysis, and environmental management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend an undergraduate course each in biology or chemistry; prior experience in an environmental field is also helpful. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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