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2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Safety, BS (43-873) - Occupational Health Management Option (OS03) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]

Note: Students may not earn a double degree in Occupational Safety in conjunction with any other undergraduate safety degree program within Safety Sciences.

Occupational Safety, BS (43-873) - Occupational Health Management Option (OS03) (4 Year Guide)  

Occupational Safety

Major, Bachelor of Science Degree (43-873)

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety will be able to:

  • Anticipate, recognize and evaluate hazards for the development of control strategies through the application of math, science, business and risk management concepts.
  • Formulate, design, implement and evaluate safety, health and/or environmental programs.
  • Communicate professionally both verbally and in writing as an individual and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Identify and interpret applicable standards, regulations, and codes in a global society.
  • Conduct an accident investigation including root cause analysis and development of a corrective action plan.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice of the fundamental aspects of safety, health and environmental sciences (SH&E).
  • Design and conduct experiments and formulate an analysis and interpretation of associated qualitative, semi-quantitative and/or quantitative data.
  • Apply SH&E knowledge and principles in an internship, cooperative, or supervised experience.
  • Understand and communicate professional and ethical codes.
  • Develop the business case and demonstrate the value of SH&E interventions.
  • Develop SH&E training utilizing appropriate adult learning theories and techniques to meet diversity in occupational settings.
  • Articulate the need to maintain technical professional competency of contemporary issues in order to understand the impact of SH&E solutions in a global and societal context.

Program Educational Objectives

Additionally, graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety will be prepared to attain the following educational objectives:

  • Anticipate, recognize, and evaluate hazards, exposures, and risk through development and management of control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices.
  • Uphold the responsibilities of the profession to protect people, property and the environment in a global or societal market with personal integrity and honesty through adherence to professional ethical codes.
  • Acquire and evaluate evolving SH&E-related information through research, and the application and continuing development of abilities, skills, and knowledge gained in the program to identify practical solutions for safety issues.
  • Continually enhance discipline-specific technical competencies, skills and knowledge by seeking certification, and through active participation in professional societies, conferences, workshops, networking, continuing education, and/or other professional development activities.
  • Develop, implement and provide ongoing leadership for organizational SH&E programs.

Graduation Requirements

Students seeking to graduate from this program must have a minimum 2.20 cumulative grade-point-average and must have attained the grade of C or better in all designated safety, math, and science courses. An assessment examination must be completed in the last semester of course work.

Occupational Safety, BS (43-873) - Environmental Management Option (OS01) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]  

Occupational Safety, BS (43-873) - Safety Management Option (OS02) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]  

Occupational Safety, BS (43-873) - Occupational Health Management Option (OS03) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]  

General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives Option 3: 5 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

* Grade of C or better is required.

10 Competency 10 course

Accelerated Program Notes:

The Accelerated model for this program is designed for the MS Occupational Safety Management.

UCM students may consult with their faculty advisor and complete a school application to declare the accelerated Accelerated BS/MS Occupational Safety Management program. Prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program, student in the accelerated program will need to apply to the UCM Graduate School for formal admittance to the Accelerated BS/MS program.

Accelerated student may be eligible to include up to 9 hours from the following courses as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs.  They would be taken at the Graduate level (5XXX):

SAFE 5150 Noise Measurements ( SAFE 4150 )

SAFE 5160 Industrial Ventilation for Environmental Safety and Health ( SAFE 4160 )

SAFE 5445 Water Quality and Waste Water Management (SAFE 4445 )

SAFE 5515 High Hazard Industries ( SAFE 4515 )