Monday, August 15, 2011
Announcing CSP to BS OSH Degree Completion ProgramBachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health completion sequence for Certified Safety Professionals
The School of Health Sciences offers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health through a CSP to BS OSH completion program. The student outcomes and educational objectives established for the B.S. OSH program are the same for traditional and CSP students including course objectives and teaching methodologies.
Students who have satisfactorily completed a regionally accredited associate or baccalaureate degree and who possess a valid, current CSP certification may apply for admission to the CSP to BS OSH Degree Completion Program. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better is required for admission to the CSP to BS OSH degree completion sequence.
Certified safety professionals with a GPA below 2.50 may be admitted to the University under pre-CSP – OSH status and change to CSP –BS OSH status upon completion of a minimum of 12 credits (applicable to the OSH program) at Oakland University with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Certified safety professionals must complete all credits and/or courses required in the B.S. OSH degree program. Completion may be achieved in the following manner:
1. Graduates from a regionally accredited associate or bachelor degree program may transfer a maximum of 62 credits from community colleges that apply to the B.S. OSH degree program requirements. In addition, 22 Occupational Safety and Health credits will be granted through a course competency process. This process includes:
a. Successful completion of the CSP examination.
b. Evidence of a valid, current CSP certification.
c. Registration for competency credits as per the OU Undergraduate Catalog.
d. Registration for approved competency credit courses to include OSH 100, 225, 235, 331, 332, 333, 441, and 442.
2. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Occupational Safety and Health must complete a minimum of 125 credits as outlined in official Oakland University catalog. The minimum required courses may be satisfied through a combination of credits delivered by Oakland University, transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions of higher education, and CSP competency credits. A minimum of 32 credits must be upper division credits from Oakland University.