Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Safety & Health

The Associate of Science in Occupational Safety and Health degree will provide students with a flexible, relevant and current curriculum and will include opportunities for students to demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge in safety and health theory and technology necessary to function at the safety and health technician level in the industry. CSU’s occupational safety and health degree programs meet the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the Associate Safety Professional designation (ASP) and the Certified Safety Professional designation (CSP).

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals will recognize the CSU AS in Occupational Safety and Health for the application process under the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification and the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to apply safety and health related theory and technology to real world situations.
  2. Students will be able to explain basic workplace hazard analysis and control technologies and processes.
  3. Students will be able to identify laws, regulations, and standards that apply to the field of occupational safety and health.
  4. Students will be able to examine the role of the safety and health technician within the organization and industry.

Estimated time of completion of this program is three years.

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Curriculum

*Minnesota residents should see the General Education information which specifies requirements for that state. The additional General Education requirements for Minnesota residents will reduce the hours of electives required in this program. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor.

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