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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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

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The following Student Outcomes align with the required General Criteria of the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and provide a foundation that prepares graduates to attain the BS Occupational Safety Program Educational Objectives.  The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety degree 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.

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.

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)  

General Education Requirements: 36-39 Semester Hours

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

Free Electives Option 3: 8-11 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

+ Course requires a grade of C or better.

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 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 5001 Ergonomics in Safety and Health (SAFE 4000 )

SAFE 5050 Food Safety (SAFE 4950 )

SAFE 5150 Noise Measurements (SAFE 4150 )

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

SAFE 5300 Agricultural Safety ( SAFE 4300 )

SAFE 5425 Safety and Health Legislation and Standards (SAFE 4425 )

SAFE 5435 Environmental Compliance (SAFE 4435 )

SAFE 5440 Environmental Air Quality and Pollution Prevention (SAFE 4440 )

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

SAFE 5455 Environmental Remediation ( SAFE 4450 )

SAFE 5510 Loss Control ( SAFE 4510 )

SAFE 5515 High Hazard Industries ( SAFE 4515 )

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