College of Science and Technology

Environmental Health and Safety

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, and chemical processes, and it 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, Amazon just to name a few.

Welcome to the Built Environment Department we will be offering Five - $500.00 dollar Scholarships funded by ADS System Safety Consultants, LLC to new incoming EHS Freshman for the Fall 2021. Please contact the Built Environment Department for more Information email: Dr. Alesia Ferguson email: acferguson@ncat.edu

 

Accreditations

 1.) The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET

 ABET Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission

2.) The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety is accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.

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3.) The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety is also a Qualified Academic Program (QAP). Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), a BCSP-approved credential necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®). Graduates of our program can forgo the Associate Safety Professional®(ASP®) exam to sit for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) exam after requisite experience is acquired. It is only available to SH&E graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards. 

Bachelors Curriculum Guide

Undergraduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health (Curricula guide here)

To apply for the Undergraduate Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Certificate, please apply as a non-degree seeking student and work with Dr. Ferguson or Dr. Obeng-Gyasi to navigate the coursework. More information can be found here.

Transformative Waste Management Institute Undergraduate Certificate: By taking two (2) of the following courses, you can earn the Waste Management Certification offered by the Waste Management Institute here at North Carolina A&T State University.WMI 333 (1 credit),  WMI 419 (3 credits) and/or WMI 429 (3 credits), These courses will be tailored to work with EHS courses to fit the WMI Certificate Curriculum. 

Interdisciplinary Graduate Environmental Certificates (You can apply here for this graduate certificate here).

Interdisciplinary Graduate Environmental Health and Safety Certificate (IEHC)
Coordinator: Alesia Ferguson, PhD Email: acferguson@ncat.edu Phone 336 285 3101
Admission Requirements: Earned BS Degree and Application for Admission Through Graduate College
Courses (15 Credit Hours)
EHS 708, EHS 711, WMI 617, EHS 600, WMI 747* and EHS 704**
Required Core Courses:
CIEN 700*, WMI 747* and EHS 704**
Optional/Substitute Courses
MEEN 685, EHS 613 and ENVS 622

Careers with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety

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 the 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.

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.
See Accreditation Information (Student Outcome Information for ABET, GSP and SACs)

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety is designed to meet the growing demand for well-trained personnel. Manufacturing, agriculture and medical industries are just a few places that require environmental health and safety support for process improvement, environmental compliance reporting, maintaining safety systems, and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. Control and evaluation of occupational safety and health hazards associated with mechanical systems, material handling, electrical systems, chemical processes, and many others are emphasized in this program.

Careers

Regional Safety Technician
Industrial Hygiene
Protection Services Specialist
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
Field Service Project Manager
Compliance Officer

Earning Potential

The salary Range: $60,000 to $112,000

For more information please click here

Contact Information: Dr. Alesia Ferguson - Chair
e-mail: acferguson@ncat.edu
Department Phone: 336-334-7590