With continued growth of job opportunities in this field, Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety provides both foundational and advanced knowledge of the discipline of occupational safety. Learners explore a variety of technical areas within safety including industrial hygiene, construction safety, fire safety, and risk management. In addition, students are immersed in management topics that are critical to the initial implementation of a safety program as well as the maintenance of an organization’s peak safety performance. The bachelor’s degree is designed for students with no prior safety experience who are seeking to become entry-level safety professionals in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and fire science. The program is also well-suited for students who may already have occupational safety experience but desire to become a formally degreed safety professional.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals will recognize Waldorf's B.A. in Occupational Safety degree for the application process under the Associate Safety Professional designation and the Certified Safety Professional designation.
Waldorf University’s Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Safety is approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP), which provides graduates the opportunity to apply with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the GSP designation after graduation. To learn more about the GSP designation, please visit the Board of Certified Safety Professionals website.
Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.
This program is available online only.
B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements
- Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
- A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
- 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
- Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.
|Major Required-Group A||30|
|OSH||3001||Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|OSH||3651||Total Environmental, Health, and Safety Management||3|
|OSH||4301||Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene||3|
|FSC||3345||Introduction to Fire Prevention||3|
|OSH||3640||Interactions of Hazardous Materials||3|
|BUS||4680||Human Resource Development||3|
|OSH||3525||Legal Aspects of Safety and Health||3|
|Professional Electives-Group B*||30|
|OSH||4309||Lean Safety Management||3|
|OSH||4208||Advanced Concepts in Safety and Health||3|
|OSH||4410||Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials||3|
|PSY||4510||Attitudes and Persuasion||3|
*Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives.
If you have a significant amount of completed post secondary coursework or specialized training that you would like to transfer, consider the BAS Occupational Safety program.