Chair's Welcome
​​The importance of Environmental Health has been realized by the University of Sharjah. Thus, the College of Health Sciences launched a new Bachelor program in Environmental Health hosted at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. The program is a four-year (8-semesters) program. The student has to complete 134 credit hours in order to obtain his / her B.Sc. degree in Environmental Health Sciences. 

The Program is accredited by the ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in United Arab Emirates.

Environmental health is a wide – ranging multi-disciplinary field that embraces a broad range of subject areas.

Environmental Health practice covers the assessment, measurement, control and prevention of environmental factors that can adversely affect health as well as enhancement of those aspects of environment that can improve human health.

It encompasses all the measures necessary to deal with issues such as Environmental & Occupational Hazards, Contaminated Water, Contaminated Food, Integrated Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management, Environmental Degradation, Climate Changes. This will give the student a wide range of specializations in the field of Environmental Health.

I hope you enjoy the Department website and that you will visit us at one time or another as student, visitor or faculty or staff member.

Dr. Hafiz Omar, 
Chair​