At the University of Central Missouri, our Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety includes an option to focus on Safety Management. This undergraduate program teaches you how to protect people and property by creating a safer working environment.
Earn an ABET-accredited degree and your GSP designation
Our Occupational Safety - Safety Management degree 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). To prepare for your Graduate Safety Practitioner designation (GSP), you’ll learn to identify and evaluate potential work environment hazards and take steps to resolve them.
The Graduate Safety Practitioner designation is integrated into the Safety Management bachelor’s degree program curriculum, so you’ll save you time – and money – by completing both at the same time. This professional credential also gives you an advantage in high-demand safety management jobs, with the potential to earn a higher graduate safety practitioner salary.
Occupational Safety - Safety Management degree options
UCM’s bachelor’s degrees in Occupational Safety are open to full- or part-time undergraduate students. Occupational Safety degree courses are offered on campus in Warrensburg, Missouri, but you may choose to take some courses in hybrid and online formats. Summer courses are all offered online.
Want to fast-track your education? You have the option of pursuing the accelerated BS to MS pathway to earn the MS in Occupational Safety Management degree faster.
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ABET-accredited Safety Management degree
100% job or grad school placement
Starting salary averages $55–$70K
CSP-certified program faculty
Build your skills and expand your knowledge in one of the country’s best Occupational Safety degrees in Safety Management — and the only ABET-accredited Safety program of its kind in Missouri. You’ll explore topics such as industrial hazard control, occupational risk management and environmental compliance. What you learn can be applied directly in safety management jobs.
Our BS in Occupational Safety Management degree also covers the evaluation of industries with higher rates of injuries or fatalities on the job and how to identify, reduce or eliminate hazards in these industries.
Core courses for the bachelor’s in Occupational Safety - Safety Management degree include:
You can also customize your coursework with electives or a minor that reflect your interests and develop your skills and knowledge in a specialty area of safety management.
Expert instruction from industry-leading faculty
Our faculty members are active in professional organizations and groups. They present at industry conferences and workshops to highlight the value of degrees in safety management.
What helps set the University of Central Missouri apart from other colleges with degrees in safety management is our hands-on learning opportunities. We provide you with professional experience and opportunities to apply your learning in practical settings. You will qualify for the GSP designation upon graduation, which means you’ll be better prepared for — and ready to advance in — safety management jobs.
With your Graduate Safety Practitioner designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, you’ll be well-prepared for safety management jobs in construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, utilities, transportation, insurance and many other industries.
Your Occupational Safety - Safety Management degree from UCM will also open doors to graduate school and offer you the potential to boost your career opportunities. You can use your bachelor’s degree to:
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Occupational safety degrees in safety management are a valuable investment in your future. At the same time, the University of Central Missouri offers many resources to help you finance your college education. In addition to our competitive tuition rates, scholarships are available for our Safety Management majors.
Take your degree further.
Your bachelor’s in Occupational Safety - Safety Management degree will set you up for continued career growth. You will be well prepared for graduate school and may be interested in earning the MS in Occupational Safety Management. You also have the option to apply for the accelerated BS to MS in Occupational Safety Management program, which reduces your time to complete the MS degree.
Make yourself more marketable.
To expand your safety management job options, you could add an undergraduate certificate or minor to your bachelor’s degree. These programs pair particularly well with the Safety Management degree:
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Not sure that an Occupational Safety - Safety Management degree is right for you? You may also be interested in these undergraduate programs 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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