Current Status of Industrial Hygiene Degree Programs in U.S. Colleges and Universities.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of this investigation was to assess the subject matter being taught to students in professional Industrial Hygiene degree programs and to determine the uniformity of the training received. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to 35 colleges and universities offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Industrial Hygiene - eleven were returned. The results suggest that there are no uniform admission requirements however, a strong background in the physical sciences is required by all graduate degree institutions. Insufficient data was received to assess the subject taught under major industrial hygiene topic areas however, the results suggest that while the institutions are uniform in the topics taught, they are not uniform in the total number of class hours taught in each topic area. The majority of the respondents were in favor of accreditation of industrial hygiene programs, but in view of the limited response no conclusions on a consensus opinion can be drawn. Recommendations for industrial hygiene degree program content and suggestions for future work were also made. Author
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