Occupational Safety & Health


The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, is dedicated to educating and training individuals for supervisory, management, and training roles in business, industry, government, and education.

The Department strives to develop future safety professionals and leaders in Occupational Safety and Health needed for the 21st Century.


The OSH major is now ONLINE and face-to-face!

Southeastern Occupational Safety BS degree program is Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) eligible by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). 

What does that mean?

Benefits of Becoming a GSP

There are numerous benefits for obtaining the GSP designation, including:

  • Recognition for being in a path toward the CSP certification.
  • Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice.
  • There is no GSP application fee.
  • A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility.
  • A certificate awarding the GSP designation.

You can find more information at:  http://www.bcsp.org/GSP

The Occupational Safety degree through a collaboration with Grayson College at their Van Alstyne, TX campus!

Attain the BS in Occupational Safety & Health degree without having to come to Durant!
For more information contact:

Dr. Wayne D. Jones
Department Chair / Professor / Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Occupational Safety & Health
NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
1405 North 4th Avenue, PMB-4233
Durant, OK 74701
580-745-2292 Office
Matt Morris, M.Ed.
Coordinator of Academic Services at Grayson
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
P: 903.463.8701
F: 903.463.8764



Directed General Education MATH Requirement

Beginning Fall, 2011 all students declaring Occupational Safety & Health as their major must take either College Algebra or Algebra for the Sciences as their General Education MATH requirement. The general education math requirement must be completed prior to enrollment in SFTY-4154 (Industrial Hygiene). Math in Liberal Arts will no longer be accepted for Occupational Safety majors.

Notice to all Safety students taking courses with ANY online content!


Internet Connections – Dial-up, satellite, and wireless Internet connections (such as public & home networks, cellular air cards, WiFi, etc.), and/or mobile devices (such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle, Book Nook, Blackberry, Android, etc., etc., etc.) are NOT recommended for accessing and taking tests in Blackboard.  A wired connection is the most reliable and should be used for taking online tests.  Note:  If you must use a wireless connection, make sure you have a strong connection signal.  If you do use a “dial-up modem” to connect to the Internet, turn off “call waiting” and if you use the same line for voice calls, make sure no one picks of the phone and disconnects you from the Internet.

Master of Science Degree in Occupational Safety & Health

Note: The week-end lab required for the Master of Science courses Industrial Hygiene and HAZMAT will meet for one weekend only for each of the respective courses. It is NOT an every week requirement.

Primarily Online!