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Environment & Public Health - Prerequisites

I. To be accepted into EPH, you must:

  • Complete at least 32 credits in biological, physical, environmental or health sciences
    • At least 1 of these must be a lab course
    • Courses with a grade less than C will not be considered
    • Up to 6 of these credits may come from statistics, calculus or higher level college math
  • Have a minimum of 90 credits overall*

*Note: While you do not have to have a bachelor's degree to be accepted and enroll in EPH, you must have it to successfully complete EPH. An EPH certificate of completion will not be issued until you have provided proof that you have earned your undergraduate degree.

Courses in biology, chemistry and environmental science are strongly recommended.

If you lack 32 science credits, it may be possible to register for EPH as a 6-credit undergraduate course OR a 1-, 2- or 3- credit independent study, augmenting your existing transcript with additional acceptable credits to provide eligibility into the program. These credits are earned by attending EPH and completing class assignments and quizzes as you normally would but also through completion of additional course work. No other class time is required. You will need to pay a separate fee to the Rutgers Summer Session office for these credits (view Summer Session credit fees here; look at the line item marked "SEBS (11)"). Please call Senior Program Coordinator Becky Rathmill at 848-932-7138 if you would like to discuss this option.

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II. To be eligible to sit for the NJ REHS Licensing Exam* you must:

  • Meet the requirements listed above for entry into EPH
  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree
  • Successfully complete the EPH program (which includes a 200-hour field training internship)
  • Successfully complete college-level courses deemed equivalent to EPH plus a 200-hour field training internship

*Note: Our office helps EPH graduates with the application process for the REHS exam when taken the autumn immediately following the course.

2018 Dates

» In the Classroom:
June 4 - July 20, 2018

» In the Field:
200 hour internship at a local health department