Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental, Safety & Risk Management, BS (43-674) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]

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:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  • Formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  • Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

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. Students are required to earn a C or better in all of the required general education courses. The following general education classes are required by this major:


Free Electives: 0-9 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours