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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The following are the education objectives and student outcomes for the BS program in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. During their first five years after graduation, graduates working as safety, health, and environmental (SHE) professionals will demonstrate abilities to:
    • Anticipate, identify, and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices,
    • Develop hazard control methods, procedures, and programs,
    • Implement, administer, and advise others on hazard controls and hazard control programs, and
    • Measure, audit, and evaluate the effectiveness of hazard controls and hazard control programs.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional growth and the integration of new knowledge into their profession.
  3. Graduates will act in a professional and ethical manner.

Student Outcomes: BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

At the time of graduation, students will:

  1. Recognize fundamental aspects of SHE, which include the following areas: general industry and construction safety, industrial hygiene, systems safety, SHE regulations, fire safety, safety management, ergonomics, environmental sciences, emergency management, risk assessment, and hazardous materials.
  2. Anticipate, identify, and evaluate potentially hazardous agents, conditions, and practices and to develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures, and programs both in the classroom and while completing an internship.
  3. Identify and apply applicable SHE standards, regulations, and codes.
  4. Recognize the physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body.
  5. Understand air and water pollution fundamentals and control technologies.
  6. Identify and apply environmental permitting, sampling, and measurement methodologies.
  7. Understand hazardous materials/waste recognition, management, and remediation strategies.
  8. Apply fundamental qualitative and quantitative exposure and risk assessment techniques as well as SHE data interpretation, including statistical and epidemiological principles.
  9. Apply business and risk management concepts as it applies to SHE program management.
  10. Complete an accident investigation, a root cause analysis, and an incident trent analysis.
  11. Develop or evaluate and make recommendations to improve SHE programs.
  12. Apply adult learning theories in the completion of SHE training.
  13. Solve applied science problems in algebra, statistics, human physiology and anatomy, physics, and chemistry, including the ability to conduct experiments in prerequisite courses and SHE applied sciences courses.
  14. Develop a Five Year Professional Development Plan, and understand the benefits of membership in professional SHE organizations.
  15. Communicate effectively, both oral and written.
  16. Work in multidisciplinary teams while completing coursework and while on internship.
  17. Understand contemporary SHE issues within a global and social context.
  18. Understand professional and ethical responsibility, and act in a professional and ethical manner while in the classroom and on their internship.
  • 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.