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Environmental Health and Safety / Management

Gain the expertise to protect the environment, prevent injuries and save lives. In the field of Environmental Health and Safety / Management, you will ensure the safety of employees as well as work equipment and environments. Our programs within the Department of Public and Environmental Wellness prepare you for a successful professional career in this field.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety

Nationally ranked and widely respected, our environmental health and safety (EHS) program combines the basic sciences, applied safety sciences and management principles in order to help you become a successful safety professional. When you graduate, you will be prepared to become an effective safety professional - protecting people, property and the environment from harm - in virtually every occupational setting. Visit the EHS undergraduate page to learn more.

Minor in Environmental Health and Safety

With a minor in environmental health and safety (EHS), you will gain the skills needed to keep people, property and the environment safe. This minor is available to complement other majors in the School of Health Sciences and other programs, such as environmental health, human resource development, engineering, biology or chemistry. Learn more about the EHS minor in the undergraduate catalog.

Environmental Health and Safety / Management Combined (B.S. + MSSM)

Save time and money, and increase your career and earning potential with the environmental health and safety / management combined program. The program allows you to complete a Master of Science in safety management (MSSM) in about one calendar year after completing a Bachelor of Science in environmental health and safety. (Both degrees independently would generally take a minimum of six years.) Visit the combined program page to learn more.

Master of Science in Safety Management (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Safety Management (MSSM) focuses on occupational safety, health and environmental issues in the workplace. Develop the analytical tools and skills necessary for making sound health and safety decisions in the public domain, industry and business through an effective balance of health and safety classes, business administration coursework, and meaningful applications through safety-related case studies.

We offer a Management concentration for those looking to further their careers and a Technical concentration for those seeking to enter the field.

Visit the MSSM page to learn more.

Environmental Health and Safety Management Graduate Certificate

Achieve your professional and career goals with the environmental health and safety management (EHSM) graduate certificate. Designed for working professionals, college graduates seeking entry into the field and current graduate students, this certificate will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become an exemplary safety leader without needing to commit to a full graduate degree. However, should you choose to continue your education, the certificate can also be applied to Oakland University’s Master of Science in Safety Management. Learn more at the EHSM certificate page.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Certificate

Combine the fields of environmental health and safety, engineering and exercise science in order to improve employees' health and well-being. This certificate prepares you to design and analyze the workplace while taking into account the functions and needs of the human body, making a positive impact on people's lives and organizations while expanding your career opportunities. Learn more at the human factors and ergonomics certificate page.

Environmental Protection Graduate Certificate

This certificate prepares you to manage programs that protect the environment confidently and effectively. Whether you are a recent graduate, a working professional or looking to enter the field for the first time, unlock your potential in the field and have a greater impact on the environment and therefore people's lives. Learn more at the environmental protection certificate page.

Industrial Hygiene Graduate Certificate

Reduce illness and injury in the workplace by managing occupational hazards with the industrial hygiene graduate certificate. With curriculum focusing on occupational hygiene, toxicology, controls and environmental health science, this fully-online certificate can help you advance your career, whether you are an experienced professional or looking to enter the field. Learn more at the industrial hygiene certificate page.

School of Health Sciences

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