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Ohio University Majors

Workplace Health and Safety Certificate Program

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

Students in any program of study, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and currently enrolled at Ohio University, qualify for admission. Note: This certificate is not open to students majoring in Occupational Hygiene and Safety, or Environmental Health Science.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students attaining this certificate are likely to be more attractive to prospective employers, giving the student broader career possibilities. For example, a student majoring in Management or Business Administration might find the certificate attractive if he or she is likely to be employed in a smaller company in need of safety expertise but lacking the resources to employ a full-time health and safety professional. Another example might include a basic sciences major (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, Biology) anticipating laboratory employment, who could find this certificate attractive to their credentials upon initial employment, since the certificate would provide skills often needed in such environments yet seldom provided unless part of a safety degree. A Health Services Administration major might wish to obtain this certificate should they anticipate employment in a rural setting where occupational safety and health laws still apply but expertise from governmental agencies is difficult to obtain in a timely manner.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



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

Michele Morrone, contact person

Administrative Contact

The Workplace Health and Safety Certificate (WHSC) is a 15-credit hour academic certificate intended to provide an additional job skillset to students with complementary majors such as business, human resources, engineering, chemistry, and healthcare (to name a few).  This certificate is intended to provide students in majors other than occupational hygiene and safety with a marketable academic sub-specialty in their primary area of academic study.  (The certificate is not open to students majoring in occupational hygiene and safety.)  Certificate holders will be more marketable to prospective employers, giving such persons broader career possibilities.

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