The plan in Occupational Safety and Health leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. This plan seeks through an interdisciplinary and applied science approach to prepare students for opportunities in the private sector and in governmental agencies where occupational safety and health issues are being addressed. Graduates of the plan will also be prepared to pursue further academic training in Occupational Safety and Health. Students may also prepare for the professional certification examinations in Industrial Hygiene and/or Safety.
The undergraduate Occupational Safety and Health-Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Safety and Health-Safety plans are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Students must specialize in one or both of the following areas:
OSHE 4341 requires student complete a 300-hour internship in their senior and final year of study. A program chair must pre-approve the internship. OSHE 4341 must be taken the last fall semester of the student’s undergraduate academic career. For credit, the internship must be near the time of the course, within one calendar year.
Specialization Requirements (26 hours)
Specialization requirements and approved upper-level electives must be completed with the grade of C- or better.
Select 14 hours of specialization electives. Majors with dual specializations in Safety and Industrial Hygiene must take ENSC 4325 and OSHE 4315, OSHE 4411 and OSHE 4413 from the electives listed below
Additional required electives must be selected in consultation with a faculty mentor and shall be completed with grades “C-” or better. In all cases, prerequisites for each course must be satisfied. A maximum of six hours of environmental management courses may be included. Majors with dual specializations in Safety and Industrial Hygiene must meet the required courses for each specialization, which can be satisfied by taking the appropriate electives.
Students must complete the final 30 semester hours of 3000 and 4000 level course work in residence at UHCL. Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of upper-level (3000-4000 level) course work: (1) in the major and (2) in residence at UHCL. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.000 on course work completed at UHCL with grades of “C” or better on at least 30 hours of resident upper-level work. Grades of “C-” or below cannot be applied toward the 30 hours of resident upper-level work.