Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety Program:

The program in Environmental Health and Safety(EHS) is a cutting edge program concerned with the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational safety and health hazards associated with mechanical systems, material handling, electrical systems, chemical processes, and illustrates controls through engineering revision, safeguarding and personal protective equipment.

Beyond the basic math and science courses, the core courses focus on safety, industrial hygiene, fire safety, manufacturing safety, and construction safety. Environmental Safety and Health graduates enter the industry as safety and health specialists, safety managers, industrial hygiene managers, corporate industrial hygienists, control specialists, compliance specialists, EPA specialists, consumer safety specialists, transportation safety specialists, or risk managers.

Companies that hire our graduates include: ConAgra, Department of Labor, Miller Brewing, Toyota, just to name a few.

The following state the program’s Mission Statement, the Program Educational Objectives, and the Student Outcomes.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Health and Safety is to encourage our students to use their educational experience and discipline-related knowledge to work productively and efficiently in their area of expertise as well as contributing to the safety and protection, welfare and quality of life of mankind and the community.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be gainfully employed in the area of Environmental Health and Safety.
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to be successfully employed in Environmental Health and Safety.
  3. Graduates will continue to learn and adapt to changing technologies, procedures and concepts in Environmental Health and Safety.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate that they possess skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively in roles of leadership and service in the communities where they will live and work and that they are productive in the area of Environmental Health and Safety contributing to the welfare, quality of life, protection, and advancement of the community.

Student Outcomes

General Criteria (a) through (k) of ABET ANSAC

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

Program Specific Student Outcomes

  1. Students will be able function as a professional in EHS.
  2. Students will be able to adapt to changes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as it relates to EHS.
  3. Students will demonstrate technical competency, knowledge of EHS standards and regulations, and the ability to adapt to a changing work environment.


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