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Occupational Safety, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Occupational Safety program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater prepares students for rewarding careers protecting America's workforce, the public and the natural environment from harm in today's age of rapid technological and scientific development.
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Occupational safety professionals are concerned with the interaction between people and the physical, chemical, biological and psychological factors which affect their safety, health and productivity.

Coursework in the Occupational Safety program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater covers a wide range of subjects including accident prevention, ergonomics, construction safety, environmental protection and regulatory compliance. Students are provided with essential skills that enable them to evaluate, devise and implement methods to control hazards. Occupational Safety majors are provided with a number of practical worksite activities, culminating in a full semester internship with a practicing safety professional.

In addition to a general track, majors can select from two different emphases: Construction Safety and Environmental Management. The department also offers two minor programs which provide a basic foundation in Occupational Safety or Environmental Management for students majoring in other fields.

The UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET accreditation is highly regarded in technical disciplines where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance. This accreditation assures employers that the program meets rigorous quality standards. 

In addition to the on-campus program, the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety is available online. No matter how you complete your degree, the curriculum and learning outcomes will be the same.

Job Outlook

National employment growth for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is expected to be 8 percent1 from 2016 to 2026, and 9 percent2 for health and safety engineers. Most employers require a bachelor's degree in health and safety or related technical field for entry-level positions.

  • Field Safety Professional
  • Health and Safety Adviser
  • Loss Control Specialist
  • Risk Manager
  • Safety Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal and Public Safety 
  • Behavioral Aspects of Accident Prevention
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Law
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Principles of Environmental Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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