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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Occupational Hygiene and Safety Major (B.S.O.H.S.)


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Major Code BS3300

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Social and Public Health, Department of 
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555
www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph


Tim Ryan, contact personryant@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Occupational Hygiene and Safety major at Ohio University prepares students to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace environmental factors that may affect the health, safety, security, comfort, and productivity of the worker. The program also introduces students to policy issues critical to worker health and safety in the US. With new technologies emerging every day, the hygiene and safety professional’s job function remains critical to the health and well being of workers, their employers, the community, and the environment.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities in occupational hygiene, and the now inseparable field of safety, are diverse and many. Graduates of the program work in industry, defense, insurance, and government. Some find employment in health care settings, including hospitals, laboratories, or universities. Still more opportunities exist in the areas of transportation, utilities, resource management, consulting, and hazardous materials and waste. Ohio University graduates typically begin their OHS careers as technical specialists at one of a diverse group of employers. Historically, the profession has allowed graduates to advance to managerial positions, and ultimately on to senior administrative duties (subject to individual skills, motivation and capabilities). With many Baby Boomers now retiring, entry-level job prospects for OHS majors are expected to remain strong through at least 2020.

Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The occupational hygiene and safety major requires a minimum of 122 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Basic Science Foundation


Complete the following courses and subsets:

Biology


Complete one of the following courses:

Chemistry


Complete one of the following options:

Chemistry 1 Option


Complete the following courses:

Chemistry 2 Option


Complete the following courses:

Chemistry Option 3


Complete the following courses:

Other Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Statistics


Complete one of the following courses:

Professionalism


Complete two of the following courses:

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