Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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

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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:

  • 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.

Environmental, Safety & Risk Management, BS (43-674) (4 Year Guide)  

Approved Electives: 0-24 Semester Hours

Credit for SAFE 4915  must be approved by the program coordinator or department chair. 

Credit for SAFE 4915 may be awarded in the following categories:

  • Approved safety, health and environmental work experience and 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 in good standing (6)
    • CHST in good standing (6)
    • STS or STSC in good standing (9)
    • 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 the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

Free Electives: 12-36 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

+ Course requires a grade of C or better.

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