Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health degree will provide students with a flexible, relevant, and current curriculum that 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 professional level in 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).

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.
  2. Students will be able to analyze workplaces to identify occupational hazards.
  3. Students will be able to formulate solutions to control occupational hazards.
  4. Students will be able to collaborate with others in their respective organizations to minimize occupational hazards.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below
Credit Hours
General Education Requirements 36
Major Requirements 36
Electives 48
Total Program Requirements 120

Curriculum Details

General Education Requirements 36
  Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Select 2 courses from this area.  
Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
Select 3 courses from this area  
Natural Sciences 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
MAT 1302 - Algebra I or higher is required.  
History 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
English Composition 6
Select 2 courses from this area  

Major Requirements 36
Major Requirements - Group A (Required Courses) 30
BOS 3001 - Fundamentals of OSH 3
BOS 3401 - Construction Safety 3
BOS 3525 - Legal Aspects of Safety and Health 3
BOS 3640 - Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
BOS 3651 - Total Environmental, Health & Safety Management 3
BOS 3701 - Industrial Ergonomics 3
BOS 4025 - OSHA Standards 3
BOS 4201 - Toxicology 3
BOS 4301 - Industrial Hygiene 3
FIR 3303 - Introduction to Fire Prevention 3
Major Requirements - Group B
(Select 2 courses from the following.)
BBA 3651 - Leadership 3
BOS 3125 - Hazardous Materials Management 3
BOS 3301 - Fleet Safety 3
BOS 3751 - Training and Development 3
BOS 4010 - Safety Supervisor 3
BOS 4520 - Risk Management 3
BOS 4601 - Accident Investigation 3
Electives 48
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements.
Students must take into consideration the 36 credit hour upper division requirement when selecting courses. Please consult your advisor for more information.
Total 120 Semester Hours

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*  Natural Sciences include biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, physical geography, and earth science.

**Each of these courses requires a prerequisite. Please review the course descriptions and objectives for each course to determine the prerequisite requirement.