Occupational Safety & Environmental Health

Degree: B.S.

Gain the unique skills necessary to protect employees and the general public from work-related injuries and illnesses through Millersville University's Occupational Safety and Environmental Health program.

Why Study This Program?

The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) program at Millersville University strives to develop well-rounded 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 within MU's Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology department prepares students for responsibilities that can include injury and illness prevention, environmental protection, ergonomics, fire protection, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, system safety and safety management.

The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program is one of only six in the nation that offers a degree that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) under the Environmental, Health, and Safety Criteria. Graduates of the program are eligible for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Graduates of this program receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health and the confidence to be an effective contributor to the ever-evolving technology and engineering industries. 

What Will You Learn?

Develop a knowledge of foundational science principles before focusing on the application that knowledge in the technical and managerial aspects of safety and environmental health with the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) program. This program prepares students for a challenging but rewarding profession that focuses on protecting workers and the general public from injury and illness.

Required Occupational Safety & Environmental Health courses explore legal aspects of safety and hygiene, industrial fires, environmental and industrial hygiene, system safety, management, issues and human factors in safety, health and the environment. Additional required-related courses expand your knowledge of productional processes, industrial training, biology, statistics, calculus and physics. 

The internship requirement in the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program has always been considered the most valuable component of the students' academic experience. Through an internship, students make a very important transition from college study about a profession to actual experience within that profession.

Increase your future career opportunities by including a minor in your course of studies. Minors within the Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology department are available in the following areas: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design, Construction Technology, Control Systems Technology, General Applied Engineering & Technology, Graphic Communication Technology and Occupational Safety.