Jun 21, 2024  
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental, Health and Safety Management Major B.S. - Major Code 8300 (8301/8302/8303)

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This Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to prepare people for careers in a variety of environmental, health and safety related fields including government, industrial and privately owned companies. This interdisciplinary degree is a 54 semester hour major/minor program. Students may elect to pursue either the Environmental or Safety Management options that both require a minor, but the major/minor is normally recommended. This program is designed to familiarize the student with state and federal environmental and occupational safety and health regulations. Emphasis is placed on management skills necessary to ensure compliance, provide employee training, and to promote continuous improvement through innovation to reduce waste generation and eliminate or minimize exposures to create safer and healthier workplaces and environments. An internship is available for those who qualify that offers on-the-job training. Those who wish to work for governmental agencies such OSHA, EPA, and the NRC or allied health related fields will need to take additional appropriate science and mathematics courses.  Students in the Environmental, Health and Safety major must complete CHEM 1123, CHEM 1131, General Chemistry 1 Lecture and Lab and BADM 3933, Business Statistics as part of the General Education requirements.

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 49 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.

Select one of the following

Students must either select a major/minor (Environmental Health/Safety Management) or select one of two options (Environmental Health or Safety Management).  Students selecting one of the options must also complete a minor of 18 hours. 

Environmental Management Emphasis - 12 hours (8302)

Environmental Management Emphasis (Minor Required)

Safety Management Emphasis - 12 hours (8303)

Safety Management Emphasis (Minor Required)

Minor -18 hours

A minor is required for the Environmental Management Emphasis and the Safety Management Emphasis.

*Minor is determined by consultation with a faculty advisor and/or department chair.

Policies of the College of Business and Technology

The following policies of the College of Business and Technology apply: Entrance Requirements, Minimum Grade Requirements, Experiential Credit Limitation, Transfer Credit Limitation, English Proficiency, Upper Division Credit, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Residency.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: At least 40 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for the BBA and BT degrees and 55 semester credit hours in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for BS degrees.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.
RESIDENCY: At least 18 hours or one-half of the major, whichever is greater, must be taken in residency.

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