Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program

Bachelor of Science, OSEH (4 year, typ.)

Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) program is designed for people interested in professions in safety, health, and environmental fields. Career opportunities are endless. General education courses are used to develop basic science knowledge while the major courses focus on the application of science in the technical and managerial aspects of safety and environmental health. A full semester internship opportunity is provided as a required part of the program.

A Bachelor of Science degree in OSEH provides an entry point into a profession that focuses on improving the environment of workers. OSEH graduates work to protect workers and the general public from injury and illness; a challenging and rewarding task in today's age of technological advancement.

The 120 credit B.S. degree in OSEH provides preparation in accident prevention, industrial hygiene, fire protection, hearing conservation, ergonomics, indoor air quality and safety engineering. Coursework in the physical and social sciences provides a basis for the technical and management studies in occupational safety, environmental health and industrial hygiene. Students use state-of-the-art equipment, instruments and procedures to perform professional duties and to provide leadership to conserve life, health and property.

The OSEH program at Millersville University is highly respected locally, regionally, and nationally. The OSEH program is accredited by the ABET, formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The OSEH program is also recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) as a Training Program Grant recipient. Because of this recognition the OSEH program can provide qualified students with tuition assistance for traditional classes and experiential opportunities in industry.

The OSEH program at Millersville University is multi-disciplinary applied science program, providing students with relevant exposure to the basic sciences and behavioral science subjects as well as thorough coverage of occupational safety, fire protection, environmental and industrial hygiene, and safety management. Students use state-of-the-art equipment, instruments and procedures to perform professional safety and hygiene duties and to provide leadership to conserve life, health and property.

All students complete the degree requirements with a one-semester supervised internship in their senior year. The internship program provides students with field experience in the practice of occupational safety and environmental health. Internship placements are coordinated through the OSEH program and include, manufacturing, construction, service, consulting, labor and government organizations. Internship locations are selected to match the strengths and interests of the students whenever possible. And, although completion of the internship is a graduation requirement, most internships are paid.

Dr. Paul Specht is the coordinator for the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Specht at Paul.Specht@Millersville.edu.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

 

Degree Requirements - OSEH

The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health degree is a four-year program where upon successful completion you will be awarded a bachelor's degree. Your coursework over the four years in the program will be divided into three broad categories: 1) General Education; 2) Occupational Safety & Environmental Health classes; and 3) required-related classes.

General Education: 51 credits (minimum)

All students seeking a bachelor's degree from Millersville University must successfully complete the general education requirements. The general education requirements are designed to help make you into a well-rounded professional. Please take some time to ready about the general education requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog. An explanation of the program is located on page 37 of the Catalog at http://www.millersville.edu/~ucatalog/index.pdf.

Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Required Classes: 38-44 credits

The required courses for the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health degree are listed below and you can read their descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog. The OSEH information starts on page 85.

All courses are three credits unless otherwise listed.

Occupational Safety & Environmental Health
Required Courses: 38-44 credits

OSEH 120: Safety, Health, and Environmental Issues
OSEH 220: Legal Aspects of Safety & Hygiene
OSEH 221: Industrial Fire Prevention, Protection, and Control
OSEH 320: Safety Engineering Principles
OSEH 321: Environmental and Industrial Hygiene I (4 credits)
OSEH 323: Human Factors in OSEH
OSEH 333: System Safety
OSEH 410: Occupational Safety & Health Management
OSEH 422: Environmental & Industrial Hygiene II (4 credits)
OSEH 435: Environmental Technology
OSEH 440: Internship in Industry (6-12 credits)

Required-related Courses: 30 credits

All courses are three credits unless otherwise listed.

Occupational Safety & Environmental Health
Required Courses: 30 credits

ITEC 130: Production Materials and Processes
ITEC 392: Industrial Training
BIOL 100: General Biology
CHEM 103: General, Organic, and Biochemistry I
CHEM 104: General, Organic, and Biochemistry II
MATH 130: Statistics
MATH 151: Calculus for Management (or higher, 4 credits)
PHYS 131: Physics I (4 credits)
PHYS 132: Physics II (4 credits)

Additional Elective Courses: 13 credits (approximately)

Additional elective courses will be required to bring your total credits to 120 to satisfy your degree requirements or specialty. These electives may be used to satisfy prerequisites or your general interest. Your advisor will help you out in selecting these courses.





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