Ohio University

Bachelor of Science in OHS

The program includes the study of these topics:

  • Evaluation of chemical, biological and physical hazards
  • Ergonomics — the science of adapting working conditions to suit the worker
  • Air and water quality - evaluation and control of pollutants
  • Indoor environmental air quality
  • Industrial ventilation
  • OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Nuclear and electromagnetic radiation
  • Sampling and analysis of airborne agents
  • Workplace environmental exposure levels to noise, biohazards and chemicals
  • Hazardous waste management and disposal
  • Emergency preparation, reporting and response

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Hygiene and Safety (BSOHS) from one of the few undergraduate programs of its kind in the U.S. Using strong links to Ohio's manufacturing and industrial base, the program has had great success in connecting students with paid internships. These internships, while not required, can greatly improve a student's job prospects. Most students who seek employment in the profession readily obtain jobs that are well-paying with standard benefits and paid vacation. OHIO BSOHS graduates can expect to be placed on management tracks when hired and will typically experience normal-to-rapid promotion (industry dependent). Occupational hygiene and safety is listed by the U.S. Department of Labor in the top 10 U.S. job growth areas for the foreseeable future.

For more information on the degree requirements, view the course catalog.

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