The University of Central Missouri's Occupational Safety BS - Environmental Management degree option empowers you to positively impact your workplace and our world. As a safety professional, you’ll protect people while preventing harm to the workplace and the environment.
Our Occupational Safety degree in Environmental Management is one of just 24 accredited programs in the United States that offers a bachelor’s degree in safety programs.
Earn a degree and your GSP designation
UCM’s Occupational Safety degree is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET and is a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Graduates from our Occupational Safety, Health Safety and Environment degree programs are eligible for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation.
Choose part-time and online course options
UCM’s Occupational Safety degree in Environmental Management is a four-year degree program open to full- or part-time students. All undergraduate program courses are offered on campus, but some courses are offered in hybrid and online formats. Summer courses are all online.
Dr. Georgi Popov, QEP, CSP, ARM, SMS, CMC, FAIHA
College of Health, Science and Technology
ABET-accredited bachelor’s program
100% job or graduate school placement
Average starting salary of $55–$70K
All faculty are active CSP members
As an occupational safety - environmental management major at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll take a mix of core and elective health safety and environment degree courses in areas such as safety leadership, risk management, industrial hygiene, statistical analysis for risk management, environmental management, system safety and ergonomics.
Core courses for our health, safety and environment degrees include:
The Occupational Safety degree in Environmental Management also includes courses in SAFE coursework, industrial ventilation for environmental safety and health, environmental air quality and pollution prevention, water quality and waste water management and environmental remediation.
Through this diverse program coursework, you gain valuable environmental management job skills in developing control strategies, conducting accident investigations, creating risk reduction plans and increasing the impact of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) solutions in a global and societal context.
With our Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, you’ll get practical experience using innovative lab and field technology.
An Environment degree in Occupational Safety from the University of Central Missouri will equip you for a well-paying career in safety, risk management, environmental remediation, air quality and pollution prevention, water quality, wastewater management, industrial ventilation and more.
Most students graduate in four years and work in environmental management jobs. Graduate school is also an option — UCM offers an MS in Occupational Safety Management and an MS in Industrial Hygiene.
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Our Environmental Management option in the Occupational Safety BS program is a valuable investment in your future. In addition to our competitive tuition rates, UCM offers many resources to help you finance your college education.
A variety of scholarships are available to undergraduate students in the Environmental Management program:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
After earning your Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, you could deepen and broaden your knowledge and skills with a graduate degree at UCM.
If you’ve already earned an associate degree, consider this fully online program that is designed specifically to maximize use of the hours you have already earned and reduce your time to graduation:
Not sure if one of our Occupational Safety, Health Safety and Environment degrees is right for you? You may also be interested in this undergraduate program at UCM:
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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