Oct 03, 2023  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental, Safety & Risk Management, BS (43-674) (120 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Online BS degree completion program specifically designed for transfer students. Designed to assist individuals with associates degrees earn a BS degree in a highly competitive career field. Designed to maximize use of credit hours earned in an associate’s degree to accelerate time to graduation and reduce cost.

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental, Safety & Risk Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and interpret relevant data to reduce the risk profile of an organization.
  • Interpret OSH performance measurements for effectiveness and continual improvement.
  • Demonstrate the development and delivery of effective training by employing various methods.
  • Communicate the risks and explain the business importance of responsible business practices to interested parties.
  • Apply appropriate risk management techniques.
  • Integrate the concepts of risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk treatment, and responsible business practices.
  • Integrate financial and non-financial justifications into the development of policies, procedures, and systems that align with organizational strategic plans.
  • Gather and apply credible information & technology to communicate, manage knowledge, prevent or mitigate risk and support decision-making.
  • Explain the role and importance of leadership in a risk management context.
  • Describe and distinguish legal, moral, and sustainability principles relevant to OSH profession.

NOTE: Students may not earn a double degree in Environmental, Safety & Risk Management in conjunction with any other undergraduate safety degree program within Safety Sciences.

Approved Electives: 30-39 Semester Hours

  • SAFE 3005  is a required course for all non-safety associate’s degrees.
  • Additional approved science, math, SAFE coursework (0-15)
  • Approved transfer courses from AA or AAS degree
  •          -Up to 21 hours of courses unrelated to EHS, the equivalent of a minor (0-21)  


             -Up to 30 hours of approved EHS and EHS related courses (0-30)

  • Approved OSHA training electives.  Up to 9 hours in this category, other requirements apply (0-9)
  • Approved Work Experience/certification. Up to 15 hours in this category demonstrated by the following BCSP certifications (0-15):
  •         -ASP eligibility (3)

            -ASP in good standing (9)

           -OSHT or CHST in good standing (only 1) (6)

           -CSP in good standing (15)

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: 0-9 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

10 Competency 10 course

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