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Occupational Safety and Health

When asked what you do, how many can say… “I save lives for a living!” Occupational Safety and Health graduates dedicate their lives to saving others and making sure that every day, everyone goes home to their loved ones. It’s not just a career. It’s a calling.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health 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 OSH needed for the 21st Century. The program offers undergraduates in occupational safety & health the tools to satisfy the needs of the profession in numerous ways. Dozens of companies recruit from the department every year. As a result, several companies come back year after year for Southeastern Occupational Safety graduates.

Program Outcomes

Our graduates fill the ranks of dozens of Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies around the world. A small sampling of the worldwide companies with Southeastern occupational safety graduates include Alcoa, General Motors, Exxon-Mobil, Texas Instruments, Alcon, NASA, the US State Department, Hartford, Kiewit, Granite, OSHA, Burlington-Northern, Pratt & Whitney, Peterbilt, Chevron, Baylor Medical Center, Raytheon, the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations. The department has graduates in almost every state and numerous countries overseas. We have graduates working in all areas of industry, government, and education.

Why Occupational Safety and Health?
Degree Requirements Open Close

Program: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH
Major: Occupational Safety and Health
Degree: Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.)
Dept: Occupational Safety and Health
School: John Massey School of Business
Major Code: 058

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Specified General Education Requirement
MATH 1513 College Algebra or MATH 1543 Algebra for the Sciences

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1513 or 1543)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Occupational Safety and Health
(41 Semester Hours)

SFTY 1313 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
SFTY 2003 Introduction to Fire Science
SFTY 3133 Drugs in Society
SFTY 3173 Acoustics, Vibrations & Noise Control
SFTY 3553 Construction Safety
SFTY 4003 Systems Approach to Hazard Control
SFTY 4113 Safety Training and Instructional Techniques
SFTY 4143 Safety Program Management
SFTY 4353 Industrial Hygiene
SFTY 4361 Lab Industrial Hygiene
SFTY 4163 Fundamentals of Safety Engineering and Human Factors
SFTY 4173 Legal Liability in Safety and Health Legislation
SFTY 4183 Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
SFTY 4951 Senior Seminar

One course selected from the following:
BLAW 3123 Business Law and Ethics
CHEM 1315/1114 General Chemistry I or Basic Chemistry I
MNGT 3113 Management and Organizational Behavior
MNGT 3533 Human Resource Management
MNGT 4253 Organizational Behavior
SFTY 2253 Outdoor Safety
SFTY 3103 General Safety
SFTY 3663 Oil and Gas Safety and Production
SFTY 4253 Application of OS&H to Industrial Settings
SFTY 4603 Internship
SFTY 4970 Special Studies
STAT 2153 Statistical Methods

*MAJOR/MINOR OPTION (58 semester hours)

CHEM 1315/1114 General Chemistry I or Basic Chemistry I
CHEM 1415/1214 General Chemistry II or Basic Chemistry II
MATH 2143 Brief Calculus with Applications
MNGT 3113 Management and Organizational Behavior
PHYS 1114 General Physics I
SFTY 1313 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
SFTY 2003 Introduction to Fire Science
SFTY 3173 Acoustics, Vibrations & Noise Control
SFTY 4003 Systems Approach to Hazard Control
SFTY 4113 Safety Training and Instructional Techniques
SFTY 4143 Safety Program Management
SFTY 4163 Fundamentals of Safety Engineering and Human Factors
SFTY 4173 Legal Liability in Safety and Health Legislation
SFTY 4183 Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
SFTY 4353 Industrial Hygiene
SFTY 4361 Lab Industrial Hygiene
SFTY 4951 Senior Seminar
STAT 2153 Statistical Methods

Minor Requirements Open Close

Occupational Safety & Health Minor (22 Semester Hours)

Required:
SFTY 1313  Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health
SFTY 2003  Introduction to Fire Science
SFTY 4143  Safety Program Management
SFTY 4353  Industrial Hygiene*
SFTY 4361 Industrial Hygiene Lab*
SFTY 4163 Ergonomics

Six elective hours from the approved course list in Occupational Safety & Health.

*NOTE: SFTY 4353 and SFTY 4361, Industrial Hygiene class and lab, must be taken together the same semester. No exceptions.