With safety and sustainability at the core of organizational culture today, you can make a real difference as an occupational risk and safety professional. Learn how to protect people, property and the environment at the University of Central Missouri. Whether you’re a new student or a working professional, you’ll get exceptional value for your investment and be ready for your desired role.
UCM maintains a tradition of excellence in occupational risk and safety science and a firm commitment to your academic success. We introduced the nation’s first registered safety management degree over 50 years ago and continue to be a forerunner in accredited safety science education with options that meet your exact career goals — at some of the region’s most affordable tuition rates.
UCM offers choices for your future in safety science:
A BCSP Qualified Academic Program
ABET-accredited degree options
CSP-certified and award-winning faculty
Degree options unique to UCM
On-campus, hybrid and online offerings
Department scholarships available
Whether an undergraduate or graduate student of UCM’s Occupational Risk and Safety Sciences programs, you can maximize your potential through the ability to:
Graduates of UCM’s Occupational Risk and Safety Science programs are in high demand. Your education and training will allow you to stand out in the job market, since employers will know you’re ready for the job on day one.
Whether you’ve completed a bachelor or master’s degree, you’ll be recognized not only for having skills specific to upholding safety and health but also those necessary for conducting business — communication, analysis and problem-solving, among others. UCM graduates — 100% of them — report success in finding their first job in:
No matter if you’re helping to protect people and the environment or ensuring operational integrity, you’ll be well prepared for work in various industries with a UCM education that offers versatility and stability for your future.
All Occupational Safety majors are awarded the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation upon application at graduation. A GSP is an alternate path toward the professional certification of Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Only students who graduate from a Qualified Academic Program meeting the standards of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals are eligible for the GSP designation, making it highly respected.
These Safety degrees are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.