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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management

Requirements for a Major in Occupational Safety and Health Management

Students planning to major in occupational safety and health management (OSHM) must complete the following requirements:

Degree Requirements

The general university degree requirements must be met as identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. Note that some of the OSHM fundamentals courses listed as follows meet these requirements.


Admission to major standing in the OSHM program requires approval of a secondary application. Applicants must meet at least the following:

  • GPA of 2.3 or above in the following OSHM fundamentals courses
  • Completion of each course in the OSHM fundamentals with a grade of C (2.0) or above with not more than one repeat

The OSHM fundamentals courses, 33 to 38 credits, are as follows:

Core Courses

A minimum of 37 semester hours are required, including:

Elective Courses

In addition to the preceding, students must take nine hours of electives from the list as follows:

Suggested Order of Coursework

This suggested order of coursework for students pursuing a major in OSHM assumes that students will complete the fundamentals and general education courses with the help of their advisor and apply for admission by February 1 of the winter semester of their sophomore year.

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Summer Between Third and Fourth Years:

Year Four

Occupational Safety and Health Management Program Description

Click here for the program description.

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