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Occupational Safety and Health

Bachelor of Science Degree

Applying the skills learned in this program reduces potential safety, security and health losses. Safety science professionals are in demand, and UCM's Occupational Safety and Health program prepares you for a rewarding career in this field.

Why Choose Occupational Safety and Health at UCM?

  • UCM's Occupational Safety and Health program is ASAC-ABET accredited.
  • Career placement rates for safety science graduates are very high.
  • In addition to achievement awards, UCM's safety programs have more than nine scholarships available to students.

What will I study?
You'll learn the safety sciences issues faced in local, national and global contexts, and how to identify technical solutions to occupational safety and health problems.

Courses include:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Industrial Fire Protection
  • Industrial Ventilation for Environment Safety and Health
  • Safety and Health Lab

What can I do with a degree in Occupational Safety and Health?

  • Construction Safety
  • Director of Environmental Health
  • Director of Public Health
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Medical Clinic Director

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Occupational Safety and Health, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Rho Sigma Kappa Honor Society
  • Collegiate Firefighters Association
  • Air and Waste Management Association

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
In addition to diverse backgrounds and experience, they are also active participants in research and scholarly activity. Faculty members are active in professional organizations and have presented at national and international conferences.

Learn more about Occupational Safety and Health at UCM.
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"I'm prepared to use the skills I've gained from this class in everyday life to help fellow UCM students, Warrensburg community members and others."
Tyler Bolton, Safety Management major