Susan  Edwards, Ph.D.

Susan Edwards, Ph.D.

"I emphasize the real world. I worked for a division of General Motors for 15 years, so integrated into my teaching is real-world application of the concepts that we're learning in class." - Sue Edwards, Finance Department Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Occupational Safety & Health Management

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
World Perspectives electives 4
Elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
Science elective 4
Humanities elective 4
Social Science elective 4

Second Year

First Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 4
Elective 3
CHEM 133 4
Humanities elective 4
Second Semester
CHEM 134 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • The Occupational Safety & Health Management major is a secondary admit program.
  • To learn more about Occupational Safety & Health Management visit their website at
  • Both CHEM 133 & CHEM 134 should be taken at Glen Oaks to fulfill the general chemistry requirement.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year of basic courses. The prerequisite courses are not available at GOCC.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science elective must be a non-CHEM course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 201, LNG 261, ENG 234, REL 231, HIST 102
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202



With increased emphasis on workplace safety, career opportunities for occupational safety and health management graduates look very good. Most employers with 200 or more employees have one or more full-time persons working in the safety area. In addition, many smaller employers also hire a full-time safety professional. Job opportunities exist in hospitals, municipalities, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, construction, transportation, consulting, and insurance.

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