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BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

The Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences undergraduate curriculum concentrates on the study of occupational and environmental hazards arising in or from the workplace, including product hazards.

Coursework required outside of the major includes natural sciences, mathematics, and business. Students enrolling in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences follow a general industrial and environmental safety curriculum. All majors must complete an intensive internship, coordinated by the faculty and industrial organizations which work closely with the department.

There are over 20 faculty members in the department, nine of whom are full-time instructors. They have varied backgrounds with experience in industries such as insurance, oil, chemicals, textiles, energy, explosives, mining, steel, consulting, and manufacturing. Current enrollment in the Safety Sciences undergraduate program is approximately 275.

Career Options

The undergraduate degree program in Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Applied Sciences prepares an individual for a career as a SHE professional. The entry-level SHE specialist is usually associated with hazard identification, evaluation, and control activities and occupies a staff position within an organization. The function of this specialist is to advise management on control measures needed for safety, fire, explosion, health, and environmental hazards. The SHE professional is also expected to be an expert in regulatory matters where SHE regulations are involved. Interpersonal skills are just as important as the technical background provided by the undergraduate education in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences. The SHE profession is equally suitable for male and female graduates.

  • 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.