Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences, BS

  • SMALL PROGRAM WITH A NATIONAL REPUTATION: Hands-on learning that’s always focused on real-world applications and taught by industry professionals—this makes the IUP Safety Sciences program one of the best in the United States, as our graduates’ success shows.

    Take charge of health and safety in the workplace

    Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control. These are the critical skills you will need in your primary job focus: “the prevention of harm to people, property, and the environment.”

    You also need to be ready for the competitive marketplace because more and more people are pursuing careers in the safety sciences.

    You will be challenged, and the faculty will closely watch your progress. You will have a solid foundation in the natural sciences, math, and business. You will gain real world experience both in laboratories and during your internship. You will determine which industries most interest you, and sign up for work experiences through our cooperative education program during the summers of your sophomore and junior years. You will be ready and noticed.

    Here is a complete listing of educational objectives and student outcomes for the SHE Applied Sciences program.

  • Adam Young

    “I don’t think there's a safety program out there better than IUP’s. I definitely picked the right school.”

    Adam Young, Class of 2014, Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences major, interning at Georgia Pacific packaging plant for summer 2014

  • Aaron Sibenac

    “I had a full-time position waiting before I graduated, and a lot of other students did, too. IUP is like the ‘Harvard’ of safety sciences. Throughout the country, IUP Safety Sciences has a tremendous reputation. This has benefited me throughout my entire career.”

    Aaron Sibenac, '08, Safety Sciences, Northeast Regional Manager, Loss Control Services, SML Capital Advisors, previously employed by Thacher Associates and involved in World Trade Center rebuilding