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6 BSc Programs in Occupational Safety and Health 2024



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    BSc Programs in Occupational Safety and Health

    Students with specific professional goals may wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree. A BSC is an undergraduate degree, meaning it would be earned prior to any graduate study. While many students complete a BSc in four years, the length of study can be anywhere from three to five years, depending on degree requirements and individual student scheduling.

    What is a BSc in Occupational Safety and Health? It is a degree program that focuses on identifying and preventing health and safety issues in the workplace. Students may complete courses in toxicology, workplace law, and industrial technology. Coursework also focuses on hazards that are found in different workplaces and may train students in appropriate incident response. Depending on the location, completion of this degree may prepare students for required government certifications.

    Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health typically display a breadth of technical knowledge, exceptional problem-solving skills and keen attention to detail. These skills are highly valued in both graduate schools and professional settings.

    Degree costs will vary by school and by the program. Interested students should thoroughly research potential schools to make sure they are compatible with their goals.

    Graduates with a BSc in Occupational Health and Safety may find work as health and safety specialists or technicians. These jobs may be specific to certain industries, such as chemical manufacturing, health care, or mining. Some graduates may work as industrial hygienists, who are responsible for ensuring the safety of industrial equipment. Another possibility is working as a fire protection engineer or as an environmental safety specialist.

    Many colleges and universities offer a BSc in Occupational Health and Safety. It may be possible to complete courses in person or online, depending on location. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.