The University of Central Missouri's Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, with a focus on Occupational Safety and Health Management, equips you to anticipate, recognize and evaluate risks and protect workers and their communities from occupational and environmental hazards.
Our bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety Health Management is for those who want to earn an MS degree in Industrial Hygiene, also offered at UCM. Taking additional coursework in biochemistry, human biology, ventilation, noise measurements and high hazard industries provides a solid foundation for future career opportunities.
Your degree in Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management will equip you to adhere to your professional responsibilities with personal integrity and honesty. Although it is impossible to count the accidents, injuries and fatalities that did not occur because you did your job well, you will see the positive results of people as they work in the safer environment that you created.
Interested in a faster route to an advanced degree? Our accelerated program for this field of study allows you to earn the MS in Occupational Safety Management in less time.
Earn GSP designation along with an ABET-accredited degree
The University of Central Missouri’s degree program in Occupational Safety is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and is a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Upon graduation, you are eligible to receive the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. This saves you time – and money – and gives you a competitive edge in high-paying, highly valued safety and occupational health jobs.
Top-ranked Colleges for Occupational Safety
Only ABET-accredited Safety program in MO
Starting salary is $55–$70K
Job or graduate school placement is 100%
100% of faculty hold CSP certification
Learn practical skills and gain understanding as you work toward your bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management at the University of Central Missouri. Core coursework explores industrial hygiene, ergonomics in safety and health, transportation and storage of hazardous materials, safety and health legislation and standards, industrial fire protection and more.
Among the courses for UCM’s Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management degree option are:
Course delivery for the Occupational Health Management degree
UCM’s bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management is open to full- and part-time students. All courses are offered on campus in Warrensburg, Missouri. You may also opt to take some courses in hybrid and online formats. All summer courses are available online.
Regardless of which format you choose, all of our courses in occupational safety are taught by experienced faculty. Active in professional organizations and groups, our faculty frequently present at industry conferences and workshops, raising awareness of the value of a degree in occupational safety and health.
UCM’s Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management degree gives you hands-on experience with lab and field technology, paid internships and applied learning projects.
Working in the fields of occupational safety and occupational health management, you’ll analyze health and safety risk factors in the workplace that impact employees’ health, then recommend solutions to reduce their exposure to those hazards. Upon graduation, you’ll receive the GSP designation and be prepared for safety and occupational health jobs in utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, construction, insurance, government and many other industries.
You may also choose graduate school. The University of Central Missouri offers an accelerated BS to MS pathway with the MS in Occupational Safety Management program, as well as an MS degree in Industrial Hygiene.
Most of our undergraduate students complete their bachelor’s degree within four years. They work in jobs with a degree in occupational safety and health management to identify and interpret standards, regulations and codes, apply scientific and technical tools to impact safety and health and demonstrate the value of safety, health and environmental science interventions.
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Earning a degree in Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management from the University of Central Missouri is an investment in your future. You’ll have access to a variety of resources that can help you finance your college education.
In addition to our competitive tuition rates, program scholarships are available for occupational health management majors:
UCM offers an accelerated BS to MS pathway to earn your master’s degree in less time. This option is available for occupational safety majors interested in:
If you’re unsure whether a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety - Occupational Health Management is a good fit for you, check out another undergraduate program you may like instead:
The following Student Outcomes align with the required General Criteria of the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and provide a foundation that prepares graduates to attain the BS Occupational Safety Program Educational Objectives:
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety will be prepared to attain the following objectives:
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