What is Occupational Safety Management in the real world? Find out sooner with an accelerated degree from the University of Central Missouri. With the only ABET-accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs of their kind, UCM offers an accelerated degree program that allows you to earn both your BS degree in Occupational Safety and MS degree in Occupational Safety Management with an accelerated path. To enroll, you’ll start by majoring in Occupational Safety, then apply to the accelerated program through the Occupational Safety Management master’s.
If you feel passionately about health and well-being, occupational safety and health jobs may be your calling. Although the impact of safety professionals is hard to measure, UCM graduates of the accelerated program say their Occupational Safety and Health degrees lead to truly helping others stay safe, protecting property and environment, promoting business and gratifying work in laws and regulations.
Value is another huge benefit of earning both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees together. Students say the process is easy, since BS credits flow right into the MS (up to 9 credit hours). Spend less time, effort and money getting ahead in your career — at a pace that works for you.
An advanced degree with flexible options
Our accelerated program offers the ultimate flexibility with online, hybrid and summer courses, as well as in-person instruction at our Warrensburg campuses.
ABET-accredited master’s degree
Qualified Academic Program via BCSP
Graduates earn GSP designation
100% job placement rate
Premier professional conferences
Start your journey to success with our BS in Occupational Safety, featuring three distinct concentrations:
No matter which concentration you choose, you’ll take classes that prepare you for a rewarding Occupational Safety career. Delve into industry-focused topics such as safety leadership, risk management, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, system safety, statistical analysis, accident investigation and many others.
After finishing your UCM Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree, you’ll be eligible for the Professional Certification area of your MS degree.
Core courses in the graduate Occupational Safety and Health degree include Occupational Hazard Management, Risk Management and Financing, Organization, Administration and Supervision, and Industrial Hygiene, which will help you to manage a safety program efficiently.
UCM’s Safety degree program also offers over 20 elective courses for MS students in Occupational Safety Management, arming you with knowledge of the field tailored to your specific interests and needs.
What is occupational safety management to us? It means earning your advanced Occupational Safety Management MS degree in a way that works best for you. Our customizable program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree and secure a job in the safety science field, then work toward your master’s degree — at your pace. Full-time students complete the MS in as little as one year. Part-timers earn their MS in three to six semesters.
Your dual Occupational Safety BS and Occupational Safety Management MS degrees include access to:
Graduates of our Occupational Safety degree programs have earned a nearly 100% success rate securing occupational safety and health jobs. Paid internships often evolve into first opportunities in the occupational safety management or safety science workforce.
Once you earn your advanced Occupational Safety degree, have confidence you’ll find a job in industries and fields such as high-tech, construction, utilities, manufacturing, transportation, insurance, government and military.
What is occupational safety and health administration beyond UCM?
Occupational safety and health jobs abound in Kansas City and beyond. Your accelerated degree in Occupational Safety Management can catapult you further in your career. Find out about relevant career paths and coordinating salaries using our interactive tool below.
Combining your Occupational Safety degrees in UCM’s accelerated program can save you not only time but also money. We can help you finance your education, as well.
As an undergraduate or graduate student in UCM’s Safety Sciences program, you may qualify for a variety of exclusive scholarships, such as:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Add a graduate certificate to your advanced degree to further specialize your education and career.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety will be prepared to attain the following objectives:
The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to: