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, Safety Sciences, BS

Minor in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences

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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

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Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The SHE Applied Sciences received accreditation through the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET for the fall 2015-16 cycle. This program currently has 225 students and will graduate approximately 50 students per year. This program has the following educational objectives and student outcomes.

The BS degree meets the Board of Certified Safety Professionals standards as a Qualified Academic Program. 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.

News

Bittlebrun Receives Safety-Related Scholarships

Congratulations to Jeremy Bittlebrun, a senior safety, health, and environmental applied sciences major, for receiving the Mid-Atlantic Scholarship as well as the Board of Certified Safety Professionals Scholarship.

Registration Open for ASSP Professional Development Conference

The eighth annual Professional Development Conference for the American Society of Safety Professionals, Western Pennsylvania, held in conjunction with IUP and Slippery Rock University, will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Safety Sciences Mourns Passing of Robert McClay, Jr.

It is with deep regret that the Department of Safety Sciences announces the passing of Robert McClay, Jr., who joined IUP in the summer of 1972 as the first tenure-track faculty member in the newly formed Department of Safety Sciences.

Safety Sciences Salutes Students and Faculty

The Department of Safety Sciences congratulates its fall 2020 Provost Scholars. To be named a Provost Scholar, students must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student’s time of study at IUP.

2020 Safety Sciences Virtual Career Fair

The Department of Safety Sciences will host a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Events