What You Can Do with Your Safety Sciences Degree

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    HIRED EVEN BEFORE SHE GRADUATED: Duke Energy, one of the largest utility companies in the US, made Julianna Jankowski ’17 a full-time job offer as a health and safety professional at the start of her senior year. “Each professor had a wealth of knowledge and experience that all played an essential role in preparing me for full-time employment. Our hands-on labs gave me experience and made me more confident to enter the workforce as an S&H professional. Choosing the Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences program at IUP shaped me into who I am today!”

    Turn Your Knowledge of Safety Sciences Into a Valuable Resource

    The need for professionals in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences has never been greater. With a BS in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences, you're perfectly positioned for an entry-level SHE position where you will be involved with hazard identification, evaluation, and control activities. But equally important, you will be able to communicate effectively, a critical competence when guiding management on safety issues. Your degree is also the gateway for applying for more advanced degrees in this exciting and challenging field.


    With a BS in safety, health and environmental applied sciences, you will be on a path to advise management on control measures needed for safety, health, and environmental hazards in a variety of industries, such as:

    • Manufacturing
    • Insurance
    • Chemicals
    • Energy
    • Steel
    • Consulting
    • Construction
    • Government

    Path to Higher Degrees

    With a BS in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences, you can pursue these higher degrees: