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Environmental Health and Safety, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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The Environmental Health and Safety course from Otterbein University prepares students for the challenges of a career that emphasizes workplace safety and environmental stewardship.

About

The Environmental Health and Safety course from Otterbein University combines approaches to workplace health and safety with environmental compliance and risk management in a curriculum which our industry advisors recognize as unique for a Bachelor of Science degree. Students receive training to form a complimentary blend of health, safety and environmental risk management skills demanded by industry.

The programme

EHS is recognized as one of the strongest current job growth fields and is projected to remain strong into the future. Who hires EHS specialists? Below is a partial list of industries and institutions that regularly hire EHS personnel:

  • Cities and municipalities
  • Hospitals and medical facilities
  • Auto manufacturing
  • Petroleum industries
  • Mining industries
  • Educational institutions
  • Transportation companies
  • State and federal transportation departments
  • Shipping and warehousing companies
  • General manufacturing businesses
  • Banking and insurance companies

Why EHS at Otterbein?

Otterbein has a rich tradition in the liberal arts curriculum and our diverse learning format, the Integrative Studies program, provides an opportunity for students to understand and appreciate issues from a broader human perspective. This unique approach to general education provides a rich perspective to the human condition that enables Otterbein students the ability to recognize, dissect and work with complex problems. Employers recognize this skill as important to being well prepared in discipline specific training.

Otterbein is located in Westerville, Ohio, which is another one of our strengths. We are minutes away from Ohio’s largest city and the 15th largest city in the US, Columbus. The metropolitan Columbus area affords many opportunities for students to engage internships and identify prospective research with the areas many industries and institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

The following items are required in order for international students to be considered for freshman or transfer admission to Otterbein University. Once all your application materials have been submitted, we can typically send you an application decision within 2-4 weeks.  Our application review is holistic, meaning it takes into consideration many factors such as your test scores, essay, and involvement outside of the classroom.

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).

Admission to Otterbein is based on a student’s overall potential for academic success. Decisions are made after a holistic review.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32042 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32042 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

International Undergraduate Scholarships ($12,000 – $15,000)

  • Students are automatically considered for this merit-based scholarship at the time of application. This award is based on a combination of factors including test scores and academic performance. 

Talent & Departmental Scholarships ($500 – $4,000)

  • Otterbein recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through special interest awards in art, dance, music, theatre, community service, student leadership, and other talents.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarships ($1,000 – $5,000)

  • Awarded to recognize participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. Students taking at least two courses are eligible.

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