Occupational Safety and Health

Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Program graduates must possess the necessary knowledge and skills to competently and ethically implement and practice applicable scientific, technical and regulatory aspects of the safety, health, and environmental profession. In addition, the program must demonstrate that graduates can apply college algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, and human physiology/biology as it pertains to the practice of the safety, health, and environmental discipline. More specifically, graduates must be able to:

  • anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices;
  • demonstrate the application of business and risk management concepts;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, ergonomics and/or human factors;
  • design and evaluate safety, health, and/or environmental programs;
  • apply adult learning theory to safety training methodology;
  • identify and apply applicable standards, regulations, and codes;
  • conduct accident investigations and analyses;
  • apply principles of safety and health in a non-academic setting through an intern, cooperative, or supervised experience.

Student Outcomes

Graduates will have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify and solve applied science problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

 

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