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Environmental Safety and Risk Management BS

UCM Learning to a Greater Degree



Earn Your Degree in Environmental, Safety and

Risk Management in Two Years!

Graduate in two years with a degree AND a job offer!


You want to enter a career where having the right qualification means you will be competitive in the job market. The current demand for safety professionals is growing, and by enrolling in UCM’s Environmental, Safety and Risk Management program you will stand out to employers looking for qualified professionals with accredited degrees

This program is the only one of its kind in the nation, and graduates from UCM’s safety programs consistently experience 100% job placement rates in a variety of industries. 



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The University of Central Missouri's Environmental, Safety & Risk Management major is an online BS degree completion program specifically designed for transfer students. Designed to assist individuals with associates degrees earn a BS degree in a highly competitive career field. Designed to maximize use of credit hours earned in an associate’s degree to accelerate time to graduation and reduce cost.



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Who is eligible for this one-of-a-kind program?

This degree program is truly unique, and allows working professionals and students with an associates degree to complete a four year degree completely customized to their chosen career path and preferences.

  • You can start with any associates degree from a regionally accredited institution - we’ll make sure every one of your credits transfers, so you save time on completing your degree and enter your dream career sooner! 
  • This program is available 100% online, so you can learn on your own schedule and complete your degree alongside your professional and personal commitments!  
  • You will graduate ready to start a new career, or progress your existing career as a safety professional!

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Advance your education, your career and your paycheck!

Making the decision to continue or return to college after you graduate with your associate's degree is tough - especially when you have other important commitments in your life. UCM makes sure your time and investment are rewarded. As a student here, you’ll benefit from: 

  • 100% job placement rate post-graduation for graduates of many safety-related programs!
  • Affordable tuition and scholarships available

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Knowledge and Skills

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental, Safety & Risk Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and interpret relevant data to reduce the risk profile of an organization.
  • Interpret OSH performance measurements for effectiveness and continual improvement.
  • Demonstrate the development and delivery of effective training by employing various methods.
  • Communicate the risks and explain the business importance of responsible business practices to interested parties.
  • Apply appropriate risk management techniques.
  • Integrate the concepts of risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk treatment, and responsible business practices.
  • Integrate financial and non-financial justifications into the development of policies, procedures, and systems that align with organizational strategic plans.
  • Gather and apply credible information & technology to communicate, manage knowledge, prevent or mitigate risk and support decision-making.
  • Explain the role and importance of leadership in a risk management context.
  • Describe and distinguish legal, moral, and sustainability principles relevant to OSH profession.


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Dr. Leigh Ann Blunt, CSP
Professor, Safety Sciences
Humphreys 225B
Tel: (660)543-4963


Kate Kuhlman
GPS Office Professional
Humphreys 225A-2
Tel: (660) 543-4626

Summer 2020


For the summer semester, most of our faculty will be working remotely, and offices will continue to be minimally staffed. Please email your faculty member directly for questions about their classes. You may also contact Kate Kuhlman or Dr. Blunt with other questions.



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