Department of Environmental Health Science


Dr. Adegbite Kabirat Iyabode

Head, Department of Environmental Health Science

Welcome to the Department of
Environmental Health Science

As-salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

On behalf of the Department of Environmental Health Science, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you.

Here at our department, we are dedicated to excellence in education and research, particularly in the critical field of environmental health science. Our five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (B. EHS) is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the complex challenges facing our environment and its impact on human health.

As we all know, the environment plays a crucial role in disease prevention, and the training of specialized personnel is essential for the formulation and execution of policies aimed at safeguarding our environment for the betterment of national health development. By providing rigorous training at the university level, we ensure that our graduates are not only well-prepared for the challenges ahead but also equipped with the tools for research and scientific innovation.

We are proud of our department, who are experts in their respective fields, and our dedicated students, who are the future leaders in environmental health science. Together, we strive to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our communities and our planet.

Once again, welcome to the Department of Environmental Health Science. We look forward to embarking on this journey of discovery, learning, and impact together.

Thank you.

About the Department

Our History

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is a vital component of the College of Basic Medical and Health Sciences, established by the University in the 2020/2021 academic session. Our program spans five years, comprising ten semesters, with the second semester of the fourth year dedicated to the Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) program. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (B. EHS) degree. The training and practice of professionals in this field are regulated by the Environmental Health Officers of Nigeria (EHON). Currently, the department boasts a student population of twenty-six and is supported by ten academic staff members, ranging from the Professorial cadre to Assistant Lecturer positions.



The philosophy of our program is rooted in training personnel to the highest academic and practical standards for identifying and resolving environmental health and safety issues. We aim to produce skilled professionals capable of promoting health and preventing illness by applying scientific skills to real-life problems and effectively managing environmental hazards. Through rigorous academic and practical training, our program equips graduates with the knowledge and expertise needed to make meaningful contributions to public health and environmental sustainability.


The program aims to impart comprehensive knowledge and skills to students for addressing environmental health challenges effectively. This includes recognizing and responding to environmental health problems, understanding communicable diseases and their prevention methods, fostering teamwork and leadership qualities, and preparing students for advanced training and research in environmental health.


Our vision is to be a leading institution in environmental health education, research, and practice, shaping future professionals who excel in recognizing, addressing, and preventing environmental health issues to promote the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.

Our Programmes | Admission

  1. B.Sc. Environmental Health Science

Prospective students must possess a minimum of five ‘O’ Level credits, including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other subject from Biology, Agricultural Sciences, or Geography. These credits must be obtained at no more than two sittings.

For the UTME subject combination, candidates are required to sit for English Language, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry.

1. Candidates must possess at least two A’Level papers in relevant subjects, in addition to meeting the SSC requirements outlined above, to gain admission to the 200 level.

2. Applicants with a National Diploma (ND) in a relevant discipline and at least an upper credit grade, along with the five required credits, are eligible for admission to the 200 level.

3. Holders of a Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant discipline with at least an upper credit grade and the required five credits may be admitted directly into the 300 level.

4. Candidates who meet the standard O’Level admission requirements and hold ND or HND certificates in Environmental Health Technology may also be considered for admission.

All students enrolled in the Environmental Health Science Programme will undergo indexing by the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) upon completion of their fourth year of study. Additionally, students will be presented to the council to sit for the Environmental Health Officers (EHO) professional certificate examinations.

Furthermore, it is mandatory for all students in the department to successfully pass the West Africa Health Examination certificate, which serves as a compulsory board examination.

Our Staff

Dr. Towolawi Adeleke Taofik


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