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Occupational safety and health B.S.

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    Occupational safety and health B.S.

    Prepare to address the unique workplace safety hazards of Alaska and the polar region in a hands-on bachelor’s degree program with flexible learning options.

Explore the occupational safety and health bachelor’s degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA’s bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health is the only degree of its kind in Alaska. The program includes on-the-job learning – through internships and other hands-on experiences – to prepare you for real-world workplace challenges. Occupational safety and health courses are available online and at UAA’s main campus in Anchorage.

What you’ll learn
In this program, you’ll learn to recognize, evaluate and control workplace hazards that may cause injury, illness or disease. Focus areas for the degree include construction safety management, process safety, incident investigation and analysis, legal aspects of occupational safety and health, and the economic value of safety.

Occupational safety and health scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition and education expenses. UAA offers a variety of scholarships and other types of financial assistance that you may qualify for as an occupational safety and health majors. Learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Occupational safety and health B.S.

Degree Type:

  • Baccalaureate

Program Length: Four Years

Availability:Anchorage campus

Other program options: A.A.S. in occupational safety and health

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health?

Occupational safety and health specialists are in demand in every industry. UAA’s program provides specific preparation for work in Alaska and polar regions, in industries such as oil and gas, mining, construction, maritime and transportation. Graduates of the program will also be ready for careers throughout the United States and around the world.

Occupational safety and health careers

  • Occupational safety and health specialist
  • Safety engineer
  • Environmental health and safety specialist
  • Safety coordinator
  • Safety manager
  • Fire protection engineer

By the numbers..

$75k
Average starting salary for occupational safety and health program alumni

Occupational safety and health bachelor’s degree program highlights

Prepare for well-paying jobs in a fast-growing industry when you earn your bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health at UAA.

  • Gain hands-on work experience. Internships and other unique learning opportunities allow you to gain on-the-job experience and start building your professional network.
  • Enjoy flexible learning options designed for working students. Occupational safety and health courses are available online and during convenient evening times on campus.
  • Learn from industry experts. At UAA, you’ll get to work closely with top faculty who are industry-certified and have many years of experience in the occupational safety and health field.
  • Take part in student clubs and activities. These include UAA’s Student Section of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Occupational safety and health bachelor’s degree program curriculum

Coursework covers hazardous materials, safety training methods, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, injury prevention, epidemiology, occupational safety and health Administration standards, safety program management and record keeping.

Top classes for occupational safety and health majors

  • Incident Investigation and Analysis
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Environmental Issues for Safety and Health Professionals