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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management

For more information, please visit the Occupational Safety and Health Management - Program Description.

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:

1. General University Degree Requirements

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.

2. OSHM Fundamentals

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 OSHM fundamentals courses listed below;
  • 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.

3. OSHM Core

A minimum of 37 semester hours.

4. OSHM Electives

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

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in OSHM

This suggested order of coursework 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.

First Year

  • General education Foundations courses Credits: 9
  • Free elective

Second Year

  • General education Foundations courses Credits: 9
  • Free elective

Third Year

  • OSHM electives Credits: 6
  • General education - Issues Credits: 6

Fourth Year

  • OSHM elective Credits: 3
  • Free electives as needed to complete 120 total credits

Occupational Safety and Health Management Program Description

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