Nov 30, 2022
Major, Bachelor of Science Degree (43-873)
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.
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]
Major Core Requirements: 52 Semester Hours
Additional coursework: 3 Semester Hours
Environmental Management Option: 15 Semester Hours
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 1: 8 Semester Hours
Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours
* Grade of C or better is required.
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