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About the Safety Sciences Department

Classroom to Career: Safety Sciences Program at IUP

Graduates and faculty members of the IUP Safety Sciences program talk about how the skills they learned helped solidify their careers. 2:39, 8.7 MB

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History and Program Graduates

In 1971, the Department of Safety Sciences was established within what is now the College of Health and Human Services to conduct professional programs in safety management. The program evolved into Safety Sciences in the 1980s, and an MS degree was added. Today, the department offers a BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences and an MS and PhD in Safety Sciences.

We have educated more than 3,000 safety and health professionals over the past 40 years, with employment placement rates ranging from 60–90 percent. These graduates have excelled in their careers and are employed in a variety of industries, such as chemicals, construction, steel, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.

The Safety Sciences Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Telephone (410) 347-7700.

The BS in Safety Sciences currently has 75 students, and the BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences has 250 students. At the present time, the BS in Safety Sciences graduates on average 70 students a year.

Advisory Board
Overview and membership of the Safety Sciences Advisory Board
Vision and Mission Statements
The vision and mission statements for the Safety Sciences Department at IUP
Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Education objectives and student outcomes for the BS program in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences.
PA OSHA Consultation Program
Assistance for private-sector employers in the commonwealth in understanding and voluntarily complying with applicable safety/health regulations enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Employer Benefits and Services
Employers who request service through the Consultation Program receive several benefits and services, many of which are summarized here. Included is also a video in which small businesses talk about the benefits of their state's OSHA consultation service.
  • 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.