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Occupational Hygiene and Safety, B.S.O.H.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The Occupational Hygiene and Safety major at Ohio University prepares students to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace environmental factors that may affect the health, safety, security, comfort, and productivity of the worker.
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The  Occupational Hygiene and Safety program also introduces students to policy issues critical to worker health and safety in the US. With new technologies emerging every day, the hygiene and safety professional’s job function remains critical to the health and well being of workers, their employers, the community, and the environment. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate entry-level professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Students will be able to perform methods, techniques, and activities at a professional entry level.
  • Students will be able to collect data and formulate conclusions, strategies and solutions to professional standards.
  • Students will be able to describe essential facets of the profession.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities in occupational hygiene, and the now inseparable field of safety, are diverse and many. Graduates of the program work in industry, defense, insurance, and government. Some find employment in health care settings, including hospitals, laboratories, or universities. Still more opportunities exist in the areas of transportation, utilities, resource management, consulting, and hazardous materials and waste.

Ohio University graduates typically begin their OHS careers as technical specialists at one of a diverse group of employers. Historically, the profession has allowed graduates to advance to managerial positions, and ultimately on to senior administrative duties (subject to individual skills, motivation and capabilities). With many Baby Boomers now retiring, entry-level job prospects for OHS majors are expected to remain strong through at least 2020.

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:

  • Environmental Health and Safety Risk Communication
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Special Topics - Environmental Health
  • Public Health
  • Community Health Epidemiology
  • Essentials of Occupational Hygiene and Professions
  • Occupational Hygiene and Professions Sampling and Analysis
  • Toxicology for the Health Sciences
  • Industrial Ventilation with Laboratory
  • Physical Hazards Evaluation and Control
  • Public Health Emergency Response

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Application form
    • $70 international application processing fee
    • Official academic records
    • Evidence of sufficient funding
    • Statement of activities.
    • Exams for scholarship consideration
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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