Occupational Health Sciences
College of Health and Human Sciences
Preparation for a career in occupational health sciences requires a well-coordinated, multidisciplinary education, with a curriculum based on a strong foundation in mathematics, the physical sciences, engineering, and the health sciences. This program stresses background in the basic sciences, specific courses in occupational health, and a "hands on" industrial hygiene experience gained through laboratory exercises in environmental monitoring, field trips, and internships.
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Plan of Study
Graduates work for governmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They are capable of anticipating and assessing workplace hazards, designing control strategies based on scientific and engineering principles, implementing safety and health programs, communicating with the public, and interacting with governmental regulatory bodies. In addition, students acquire critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that allow them to secure a variety of positions that deal with the harmful affects of physical, chemical, and biological factors in residential, occupational, and outdoor environments.
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