Environmental and Toxicological Studies Concentration in Biological Engineering (BE)
It is now widely recognized that our environment plays a greater role than our genes in cancer causation and for certain other diseases. Spanning from chemistry to pathophysiology, the objective of this concentration is to learn how exposures lead to disease, and how we can prevent disease. Importantly, many environmental contaminants have been reduced in the US, but are still prevalent abroad, particularly in locations where Environmental Justice is a concern. Environmental health is therefore of critical importance to public health on a global level.