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The Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree program at Eastern Kentucky University prepares you for the varied careers available in the safety and health field. It will provide you with a broad knowledge of all the issues faced by safety professionals. 


​There are several bonuses to completing the program:

      • Graduates are qualified for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation since the Occupational Safety Program was deemed to be a qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Visit here for more information on the GSP.
      • Graduates are qualified for the Institute of Safety and Health Management’s Associate Safety Health Manager (ASHM) designation.*

This will help make you a more well-rounded, and marketable, safety professional.

*Certification is contingent upon completion of the application package, approval by the review committee, and payment of the appropriate fees. Find out more about the Institute for Safety and Health Management.


A Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety is also available online!



Course Topics

As a student in the Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree program, you will learn about every aspect of a career in safety. Course materials cover everything from OSHA inspections and employee training to workers compensation and auditing.

Course topics include:


  • Hazardous Materials
  • Construction Safety
  • Legal Aspects of Fire and Safety
  • Safety and Health Program Management


Faculty members in the occupational safety programs are nationally and internationally known for their teaching, research and dedication to the fire and safety fields. However, perhaps most importantly, the professors are especially dedicated to student success and are involved in every aspect of fire and safety.

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