Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences Minor
A minor in Safety and Occupational Applied Sciences (SOHAS) provides the tools for a student to provide an organization or company with insights and assistance in recognizing safety hazards in the workplace. The series of courses are based on a background in safety regulations, hazard communication, and safety training and are ideal for a student who plans to work in an industrial setting or planning on being an independent contractor or craftsperson. Some typical professions that would benefit from a minor in SOHAS are commercial and creative artists, theater management, chemistry, environmental sciences, physical education and coaching, architecture, and sustainable product design and innovation.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|SAFE-216||Safety Standards & Regulations||4|
|Select a minimum of two of the following:||8|
|Human Factors in Safety|
|Law & Ethics in Safety|
|Environmental Law & Regulation|
|Systems & Behavioral Sciences|
|Safety Management Systems|
|Fire & Hazmat Response|
|Critical Incident Response|
Upon completion of the Safety Occupational Health Applied Sciences minor, students will:
- Experience a variety of occupational safety and health program management positions in the private and public sector.
- Understand that an emphasis is placed on critical thinking, hazard identification and prioritization, problem solving, cost effectiveness, professional skills in programmatic management, and safety and environmental regulatory compliance.
- Have the capacity to pursue graduate study, participate in applied research, or transition directly into careers in loss control, risk management, organizational safety, and consulting.