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School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety


The School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety prepares students for a variety of exciting careers. The school is part of the College of Health, Science and Technology and is home to long-standing, highly-rated, and sought-after programs.



Cascade Mountains, ID, 2018


Geoscience is the study of Earth processes and products, and how human activity affects/is affected by these processes. 

Learn More - Geoscience

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The future depends greatly on how people solve the world's problems, and problem solving is what physicists do best. 

Learn More - Physics


Safety Sciences

The Safety Science Program provides diverse safety and health careers for undergraduate and graduate students.

Learn More - Safety

Where can I find enrollment and graduation data? What about Student Career Outcomes?

UCM publishes a Fact Book with enrollment information and graduation data for the University and individual programs.


Career placement rates for safety science graduates are very high. We have so many calls for student interns, we need more students to fill them! Our students are extremely competitive in the job market and have earned excellent starting salaries.

Commencement Stage

Student Career Outcomes

What classes are available now?

ABET - Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission


These Safety degrees are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,

  • Occupational Safety, Bachelor of Science – the only ABET accredited bachelor's degree safety program in Missouri
  • Industrial Hygiene, Master of Science – the only ABET accredited graduate industrial hygiene program in Missouri
  • Occupational Safety Management, Master of Science - the only ABET accredited graduate occupational safety program in Missouri

 What is ABET?

GPS School Chair (Interim)

Dr. Georgi Popov, QEP, CSP, ARM, SMS, CMC, FAIHA
Professor, Safety Sciences
Humphreys 327A
Tel: (660) 543-4208


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



University of Central Missouri


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