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Department of Safety Sciences

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    Undergraduate Programs

    A bachelor of science degree in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences provides you with a broad interdisciplinary base with insights into systems analysis, management, engineering, occupational safety, and more to prepare you for a career in the safety, health, and environmental profession.

    Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences, BS

    Minor in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

    Certificate in Shale Gas Energy (interdepartmental)

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    Graduate Programs

    Our graduate degrees in safety sciences are designed specifically for working professionals who wish to advance their career in this growing field.

    Safety Sciences, MS
    Safety Sciences, PhD

    Job Opportunities for Students and Graduates

    Where employers can post internship, co-op, and job openings, and students and graduates can view these opportunities.

  • Accreditation

    The Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Sciences is currently accredited by the Applied Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This program currently has 50 students, the majority of which will graduate by the end of the summer 2015 semester. The BS in Safety Sciences is being phased out and replaced with a BS degree in Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Applied Sciences. The SHE Applied Sciences program is seeking initial accreditation with the Applied Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET for the Fall 2015/16 cycle. This program currently has 250 students and will graduate approximately 70 students per year, starting with the spring 2015 semester. These two programs share the same educational objectives and similar student outcomes.

    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.

    Advisory Board

    The Safety Sciences Department advisory board is made up of safety, health, and environmental professionals from academia and a variety of manufacturing sectors. The committee meets twice yearly to review the program mission and outcomes, curriculum, and facilities/equipment and  recommend program improvements—a biannual QC evaluation of the department. 

    Vision Statement

    We will be the premier institution for education and research and the program of choice for industry partnerships in the global safety, health, and environmental profession.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Department of Safety Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is to prepare highly qualified individuals for careers in the Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Applied Sciences Profession, conduct SHE research, and develop industry partnerships to further enhance the profession.

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