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Programs of Study

One of the newer programs at IUP, Safety Sciences has graduated more than 1,700 persons since 1973.

Accidents, fires, explosions, and health-threatening conditions are extremely costly for individuals, organizations, and the entire nation. As long as these hazards are with us, there will be a need for safety professionals.

BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences
This undergraduate degree program is built on an interdisciplinary base which provides for insight into engineering, systems analysis, management, human relations, communications, and computer sciences, along with the specific areas of occupational safety and health and environmental management.
M.S. in Safety Sciences
The master’s in Safety Sciences is designed for individuals interested in developing their capabilities beyond the undergraduate program.
Ph.D. in Safety Sciences
The Department of Safety Sciences offers a 54-credit distance education and summer workshop program of study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Safety Sciences. Students are required to complete 24 credits through distance education courses, and 18 credits are completed in six one-week summer workshop courses.
Minor in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences
This minor sequence is recommended for students majoring in the related safety and health disciplines such as Nursing and Allied Health, Employment and Labor Relations, and Environmental Health.
  • 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.