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Bachelor of Science
Occupational Safety and Health (B.S.)
Occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals work to keep people safe and healthy while on the job. This is done by recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace hazards. OHS professionals also design and manage safety programs, investigate workplace accidents, and provide safety training to employees.
Prepare the Way
Do you want to promote health and safety in the workplace? With a degree in Occupational Safety and Health, you will be able to prevent accident, injury, and damages to property. This requires critical thinking, teamwork, and communication. You will learn policies, enforcement techniques, safety measures, and how to analyze potential hazards in the workplace.

Our alumni are employed in many industries, including energy, transportation, retail, entertainment, hospitality, and healthcare. Their different work environments include offices, hospitals, factories, mines, and laboratories. Most OHS professionals work in the private sector (for a company) or are employed in government, academia, or consulting.
"The [Occupational Safety and Health] degree really prepares you for success. I have a heavy industrial hygiene role that I was able to jump right into due, in major part, to the curriculum we had."

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Occupational Safety and Health have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Safety Manager
A safety manager oversees an organization's safety protocols and regulations and ensures the organization is meeting federal, state, and local regulations. They often provide training, inspect work environments to confirm compliance with safety procedures.
Safety & Health Specialist
Health and safety specialists inspect organization's safety procedures, investigate workplace accidents, help with training, and create safety procedures to improve workplace safety.

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