COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Safety sciences majors Thomas Williams and Adam Young are among the IUP students who've lived at the Indiana Fire Association firehouse at no cost in return for their dedication in responding to overnight fire calls and help with basic maintenance tasks.
“I have a co-op job this summer working in safety at Omnisource. I found out about it at the IUP Safety Sciences Career Fair. Being a Safety Sciences major is probably the best academic decision I've made.”
Thomas Williams, Class of 2015, Safety, Health and Environmental Applied Sciences major
“Many classes have a lab. You get to use the equipment. You don't just study for grades, you study for the work you'll do.”
Mariah Hayes, Class of 2016, Safety, Health and Environmental Applied Sciences major
As a major in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences, you can participate in many activities outside the classroom that further enrich your IUP experience.
Every October, Safety Sciences hosts its annual Career Fair at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, bringing over 60 employers to campus to recruit.
The Safety Sciences Department has had a student chapter of the ASSE for more than 30 years and has won the Outstanding ASSE Student Section five times. All students are encouraged to participate, and approximately 100 students currently are involved.
The Alpha Chapter of Rho Sigma Kappa was inaugurated at IUP in 1993. This honor society recognizes exemplary performance in the safety sciences. Membership is based on nomination by program faculty and requires completion of at least 15 credits in the major and meeting minimum GPAs, as well as other evidence of superior performance. Typically, only between 5 and 10 percent of students qualify for membership in Rho Sigma Kappa.
The Safety Sciences Living-Learning Community is ideal for students who live on campus. Sharing a floor in the Northern Suites with natural science and math majors, safety sciences majors can work together and form friendships.
Ladies of Safety, which is open to all members of the IUP community, gives young women in this major the opportunity to connect with each other and learn more about their future profession from female mentors who are in the field now.
Interns are often recruited at the Safety Sciences Career Fair.
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