Each day millions of Americans come home from work safely in part because of the efforts of dedicated safety professionals. Our bachelor’s degree in safety can help you grow within the industry and cement a career as a leader in the effort to protect workers. Expand your knowledge and understanding of the field by diving into topics ranging from employee safety education to regulatory compliance to policy and enforcement.
Graduate in as few as 2.5 years.
Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework.
Improve your education while remaining active as a safety professional.
Benefit from EKU’s interactive course delivery and discussion boards.
Veteran faculty of safety professionals with public & private sector experience.
Professional opportunities with internships and career development.
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What you can learn
The core of our bachelor’s degree in safety is a comprehensive look at occupational safety concepts and how to implement them. Study the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its rules, regulations and enforcement policy. Learn to identify and analyze potential workplace hazards, infractions and risks. Discover new ways to keep workers safe, and design and implement corrective safety measures.
In addition, your bachelor’s in safety includes a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology to help enhance your understanding of fire science, emergency decision-making and your overall value as an employee.
Topics of study include:
- Construction Safety
- Corporate Compliance
- Development of Safety Programs
- Emergency Management
- Fire Protection
- Management Techniques
- Risk Identification and Countermeasures
- Workplace Risk Factors
Online Bachelor of Science in
Occupational Safety Courses
|OSH 110||Introduction to Safety Studies|
|FSE/OSH 200||Applied Fire and Safety Analysis|
|FSE/OSH 225||Legal Aspects of Fire Safety|
|OSH 261||Principles in Occupational Safety and Health|
|OSH 262||Principles in Occupational Safety and Health Legislation|
|FSE/OSH 305||Hazardous Materials|
|FSE/OSH 349||Cooperative Studies|
|OSH 366||Hazard Identification and Control|
|OSH 367||Human Factors in Occupational Safety|
|OSH 370||Process Safety Management|
|OSH 379||Construction Safety|
|OSH 390||Workers’ Compensation|
|OSH 410W||System Safety Analysis|
|OSH 412||Safety and Health Program Management|
|OSH 420||Environmental Law and Management|
|OSH 450||Safety Training Strategies|
|OSH 489||Measurement of Safety Performance|
|OSH 495||Senior Capstone|
|CHE 101/101L||Intro to Chemistry|
|HLS 210||Security Systems Integration|
|TRS 225||Basic Fleet Management Safety Principles|
|TRS 395||Marine Transportation Safety|
|EHS 340||Industrial Hygiene|
|FSE 101||Fire Prevention|
|FSE 120||Fire Behavior and Combustion|
|FSE 221||Fire Protection Systems|
|MAT 114||College Algebra|
|PHY 101||Concepts of the Physical World|
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