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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Safety and Health, B.S.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are braod statements that describe what graduates are expected to tattain within a few years after graduation. The B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health degree program has adopted the following three PEOs:

           1.  Graduates of the program will establish their OSH-related careers within a few years after


           2.  Graduates of the program will use their education to competently apply OSH-related knowledge,

                skills and abilities to benefit workers and employers.

           3.  Graduates of the program will become stewards of the profession by engaging in career

                development, adhering to ethical standards, and supporting their professional community.



Students outcomes are statements of what each graduate of the program is expected to achieve at the time of graduation. The B.S. Occupational Safety and Health curriculum is structured so each student will have obtained the knowledge, understanding and skills in all of the following student outcomes.

           1.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientifc problems by applying

                knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.

           2.  An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.

           3.  An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and

                use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.

           4.  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

           5.  An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or

                scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts .

           6.  An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and

                analyze risk and uncertainty.






Fall Semester

Total: 17

Total: 16

Minimum credits for a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health: 128


* Students testing into and earning a C- or above in CHMY 141 may substitute OSH, ENG, SCI electives for the 3 credit hours allocated to CHMY 121. (See *** below.)

**Students testing into and earning a C- or above in M 171 may substitute OSH, ENG, SCI electives for the 4 credit hours allocated to M 151. (See *** below.)

***Professional Elective: 100 level or higher engineering, biological science, chemistry, geology, OSH, PHSX, STAT, IH, NRSG, KIN, AHS, NUTR, or M (141 or higher).

All students in Occupational Safety & Health must meet the general education core requirements of the college.

Free electives may be 100-level or above.