Academic Catalog

Occupational Safety, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 15.0703

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
JSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/ Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
OSH 110Introduction to Safety Studies3
OSH 261Principles of Occupational Safety and Health3
OSH 262Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation3
OSH 300Safety Training Strategies3
OSH 350Measures of Safety Performance3
OSH 366Hazard Identification and Control3
OSH 367Human Factors in Occupational Safety3
OSH 379Construction Safety3
OSH 390Workers Compensation3
OSH 410Safety Management Systems3
OSH 412Safety Management Systems3
OSH 495Senior Capstone3
Supporting Course Requirements
Fire Prevention/Protection:
Choose from nine hours of the following:9
Fire Prevention
Fire Behavior and Combustion
Fire Detection and Suppression Systems
Human Behavior In Fire
Applied Learning in Fire and Safety Engineering
Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety
Hazardous Materials
Topical Seminar:___
Industrial Risk Management:
Choose from 18 hours of the following:18
One Health: Global Environmental Public Health
Total Worker Health Principles
Cyber and Physical Security
Applied Learning in Occupational Safety 1
Process Safety Management
Environmental Law and Management
Topical Seminar:___ 1
Independent Study
Basic Fleet Management
Marine Transportation Safety
General Education Requirement
Introductory Chemistry (or higher) (Element 4) G
Introductory Chemistry Lab (or higher) (Element 4) G
Algebra with Applications (or higher) (Element 2) G
Conceptual Physics (or higher) (Element 4) G
Free Electives
Choose from 20 hours of free electives20
Total Hours120

Only six hours of earned credit for OSH 349 Applied Learning in Occupational Safety and/or OSH 489 Topical Seminar:___ will apply to supporting course requirements. All other earned hours will apply as free elective credit.


Course also satisfies a General Education element. Some supporting course hours are therefore included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.