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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety

School of Health Sciences

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program provides students with relevant exposure to basic science, engineering and behavioral science subjects, as well as a thorough introduction to environmental health, occupational safety and industrial hygiene concepts. Environmental Health and Safety professionals strive to identify, evaluate and eliminate or control hazards which expose people, property or the environment to danger or harm.

Delivery Type: 100% online, partially online and on-campus

Credit required/Time to completion: a minimum of 120 credits

Cost of degree: Tuition rates

Projected National Average Salary: $75,500

Projected National Job Growth: 13.9%

Jobs available: Safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and environmental auditors

Career opportunities: Career opportunities for graduates may be found in virtually every occupational setting, including heavy industry, light manufacturing, service industries, health care, insurance companies, labor organizations, and government service at the local, state and federal levels.

Who should apply: Students interested in environmental health, occupational safety and industrial hygiene practices.

Who is hiring OU grads:  State of Michigan, University of Michigan, WSP Global, CDM Smith, AECOM, DTE Energy, The Shyft Group, and more. 

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*Data was last reviewed in February 2024. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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