OEH Curriculum

  • Both the Thesis and Project option require the completion of 42 credits.
  • Below is a list of required core courses, recommended electives, and additional electives you may wish to choose from.
  • It is always advised that when planning your course selection to check with your faculty advisor or the Program Director.
  • Electives can include any courses listed below under recommended and/or additional electives. Any other courses will require pre-approval from the Program Director.
Core Courses
Thesis Option
21 Credits
Project Option
15 Credits
SPPH 502 (3) Epidemiological Methods 1 SPPH 502 (3) Epidemiological Methods 1
SPPH 522 (3) Topics in Environmental Health SPPH 522 (3) Topics in Environmental Health
SPPH 535 (3) Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene SPPH 535 (3) Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
SPPH 599 (12) MSc Thesis SPPH 598 (6) Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Project

Note: A maximum of 6 credits at the undergraduate level in courses numbered 300 to 499 may be counted toward the requirements of a Master’s degree.

Public Health Courses
SPPH 400  (3) Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500 (3) Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research
SPPH 501 (3) Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Epidemiological Studies
SPPH 503 (3) Epidemiological Methods 2
SPPH 511 (3) Cancer Epidemiology
SPPH 516 (3) Systematic Overviews
SPPH 520 (3) Control of Communicable Diseases
SPPH 525 (3) Issues and Concepts in Public Health
SPPH 526 (3) Leadership in Public Health
SPPH 527 (3) Social Determinants of Health
SPPH 581A (3) Foundations of Statistical Computing in R

Occupational and Environmental Science Courses
PHYS 536 (3) Advanced Radiation Biophysics

Environmental Emphasis Courses
CHBE 575 (3) Air Pollution Control
CHEM 302 (3) Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry (pre-reqs CHEM 201, 205, 251)
CHEM 535A (3) Atmospheric Aerosols
CIVL 557 (2) Toxic and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
CIVL 564 (2) Engineering Management of Solid Wastes
CIVL 565 (3) Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes
FOOD 525 (3) Advances in Food Toxicology: Risk Benefit Analysis
GEOB 479 (3) Research in Geographic Information Science (pre req GEOB 370)
LAW 387 (2-3) Environmental Law
LAW 389 (1-3) Selected Issues in Environmental Law and Policy
LARC 543 (3) Environment and Urban Form
PLAN 580 (3) Urban Transportation Planning

Occupational Emphasis Courses
ADHE 327 (3) Teaching Adults
BAHR 515 (1.5) Management of Health and Safety
BAHR 550 (1.5) Organizational Behavior
CHBE 479 (3) Chemical Engineering Aspects of Occupational Health and Safety
CHBE 506 (3) Industrial Process Engineering
LAW 416 (3) Labour Law
MECH 473 (3) Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (pre-req MECH 375)
MINE 402 (3) Mine Ventilation and Occupational Health and Safety (pre-req MINE 291)