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BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

SMALL PROGRAM WITH A NATIONAL REPUTATION Hands-on learning that’s always focused on real-world applications and taught by industry professionals — this makes the IUP Safety Sciences program one of the best in the United States, as our graduates’ success shows.

Take charge of health and safety in the workplace

Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control. These are the critical skills you will need in your primary job focus: “the prevention of harm to people, property, and the environment.”

You also need to be ready for the competitive marketplace because more and more people are pursuing careers in the safety sciences.

As one of the first universities to offer a safety sciences degree and one of only 15 that are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, IUP’s BS in Safety Sciences is rigorous and nationally renowned.

You will be challenged, and the faculty will closely watch your progress. You will have a solid foundation in the natural sciences, math, and business. You will gain real world experience both in laboratories and during your internship. You will determine which industries most interest you, and sign up for work experiences through our cooperative education program during the summers of your sophomore and junior years. You will be ready and noticed.

The BS degree meets the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) standards as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP). As a QAP, graduates of the BS degree are awarded the Graduate Safety Practitioner designation from the BCSP. Graduates with this designation receive a waiver of the Safety Fundamentals Examination and the recognition they are proceeding toward the CSP safety certification.

  • Safety Sciences Department
  • Johnson Hall, Room 117
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3017
  • Fax: 724-357-3992
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.