Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program

Program Description

The Millersville OSEH Program will provide you with an educational environment to develop your future career. Our curriculum offers practical, hands-on training that is grounded in applied sciences.  We will provide you with opportunities to network with alumni and EHS professionals, interact with industry experts, and build lasting relationships with professors and fellow students.

An exciting career as a safety professional awaits

"I am confident I will be able to tackle any safety challenge! " –graduating OSEH senior

Fellowship Opportunity Available for OSEH Students

The N.C. Adams ’73 and W.G. Adams Fellowship for students majoring and minoring in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health is available starting in Fall 2022. If you are an OSEH major interested in completing a fully funded minor in Business or Management minor or a Business/Management major interested in completing a fully funded minor in OSEH, please contact Dr. Jack Ogutu via email at: jack.ogutu@millersville.edu.

Nancy Adams is a Millersville graduate who enjoyed a distinguished career with OSHA and has been a supporter of our OSEH program. She has been very active in the OSEH Advisory Board's support and guidance as well.

Select the link below to read more about the exiting opportunity that Ms. Adams is offering to OSEH students.

Adams Fellowship for OSEH Students

Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH)

Millersville University (MU) offers an undergraduate degree in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH). The OSEH program strives to develop well-rounded OSEH professionals uniquely capable of protecting employees and the general public from work-related injuries and illnesses, while also protecting company assets and interests. To achieve this goal, the OSEH program has established a Bachelor of Science curriculum that prepares students for responsibilities that can include injury & illness prevention, environmental protection, ergonomics, fire protection, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, system safety and safety management.

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Catalog Listing

  • OSEH students can minor in any of the concentrations offered in the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology.

Click here to view a typical 4-year program of study. This is provided for reference only. You will work closely with your advisor to determine the best way for you to complete your degree.


Program Learning Objectives

The OSEH program is designed for people interested in professions in the occupational safety and environmental health fields. Objectives of the program include:

  • Prepare students to enter the occupational safety and environmental health profession as a generalist with the skills necessary to begin a successful career.
  • Encourage interest in continued professional development and lifelong learning through formal graduate study and other professional development courses, programs, and opportunities.
  • Foster the students’ ability to apply knowledge of math, science, and apply scientific principles to resolve safety and environmental health related issues.
  • Provide the fundamental education necessary to achieve the academic eligibility requirements to qualify for professional certification exams in Occupational Safety & Health.
  • Provide a solid educational foundation on which the graduate can build a career in an OSEH field, as well as pursue a multitude of broad scientific, social, and culturally based opportunities.
  • Prepare students to function within multidisciplinary team environments.


Graduates of the B.S. OSEH program will demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program for the intended purpose.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.


Internship Opportunities

The internship requirement in the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) program at Millersville University has always been considered the most valuable component of our students’ academic experience. The typical OSEH Intern has completed four years of undergraduate studies, with a balance of courses in safety, environmental health, and the sciences. Through the Internship, students make a very important transition from college study about a profession to actual experience within that profession. Interns are expected to work a regular shift of approximately 40 hours per week for a full semester.


Minor in Occupational Safety

A minor in Occupational Safety is available for students from any discipline.

Minor in Occupational Safety Catalog Listing