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About the Safety Sciences Department

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The Department of Safety Sciences was established in 1971 in 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 a master's degree program was added. Today, the department offers a bachelor of science degree in Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Applied Sciences and master of science and doctoral degrees in Safety Sciences.

We've educated more than 3,000 safety and health professionals, with employment placement rates ranging from 60 to 90 percent. Our graduates have excelled in their careers and are employed in a variety of industries, such as chemicals, construction, steel, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.

Our outstanding facilitiesinclude industrial hygiene, fire safety, construction, and ergonomics labs and more.

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. 

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.
  • 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.