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Undergraduate Programs

Occupational Safety and Health, B.S.

The Occupational Safety and Health program is the only ASAC/ABET safety accredited Occupational Safety and Health degree program in Missouri, and it is one of only eight accredited programs in the U.S.

Occupational Safety and Health majors will gain the knowledge necessary to identify technical and scientific solutions to safety and health related problems through hands-on experience in and out of the classroom. Students have opportunity to:

  • Develop the skills necessary to protect  people, property and the environment.
  • Analyze the importance of contemporary safety science and technology issues on a global scale.
  • Develop a passion for lifelong learning in safety-specific competencies.
  • Perfect the ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Apply professional integrity and ethical standards.

Graduates of this program will have earned the Graduate Safety Practitioner designation.

Carreer opportunities include:

  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Manager
  • Fire Inspector
  • Health and Safety Consultant
  • Environmental Health Specialist

View the four-year plan for Occupational Safety and Health.

UCM students seeking to graduate from this program must have:

  • Minimum 2.2 cumulative GPA.
  • Completed a course in college algebra (or higher math), Chem 1104 and Phys 1103, with a grade of C or higher in all three.

Program of Study

Safety Management, B.S.

This program gives you the skills necessary to have a successful career in the safety industry. As a Safety Management major, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on experience.
  • Develop an awareness of legal, professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Study contemporary Safety Science and Technology issues faced in local, national and global contexts.
  • Identify solutions to occupational safety and health problems using business principle models.
  • Understand the importance of continuous professional development.

Explore what career opportunities await you with a degree in Safety Management.

View the four-year plan for Safety Management.

UCM students seeking to graduate from this program must have:

  • A minimum of a 2.2 cumulative GPA.
  • Completed Chem 1104 and Phys 1103, with a grade of C or higher in both.

Program of Study

Minors

Minoring in a safety science provides you with the chance to apply business and risk management practices in your relevant discipline, making you an asset to your future colleagues and employer.

Learn more about our minors:

    Fire Science Minor for a B.S. Degree

    Minor Requirements

    24

    Safe 4020

    Legal Aspects of Safety & Health

    3

    Safe 1800

    Introduction to Fire Science

    3

    Safe 2800

    Fire Prevention & Protection

    3

    Safe 4800

    Water & Sprinkler Systems Analysis

    3

    Safe 4810

    Fire Extinguishing & Alarm Sys.

    3

    Safe 4830

    Fire Investigation

    3

    Safe 4850

    Industrial Fire Protection

    3

    CMGT 3330

    Bldg. Codes & Code Adm.OR

    3

    SAFE 3015

    Emergency Preparedness

    UCM does not confer teacher certification for this minor.

    Safety Minor for a B.S. Degree

    Minor Requirements

    24

    Safe 3000

    Prin. of Accident Causation & Prev.

    3

    Safe 3015

    Emergency Preparedness

    3

    Safe 4010

    Accident Investigation

    3

    Safe 4035

    Safety Program Development

    3

    Safe 3120

    Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

    3

    Safe 4425

    Safety & Health Legislation & Standards

    3

    Safe 4430

    Workers Compensation Legislation

    3

    Safe 1800

    Introduction to Fire Science

    3

    UCM does not confer teacher certification for this minor. Students seeking Safety Management, B.S. are restricted from pursuing a Safety minor.