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Construction Safety Sciences

Bachelor of Science
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

This major prepares students for a variety of occupational safety and health program management positions in the private and public construction sector. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, hazard identification and prioritization, problem solving, cost effectiveness, professional skills in programmatic management, and safety and environmental regulatory compliance. Graduates will have the capacity to pursue graduate study or transition directly into careers in loss control, risk management, organizational safety, and consulting. Students should meet with a Construction Safety Sciences advisor as soon as they express an interest in this area to review program criteria. It is expected that students in this program will be highly motivated and will demonstrate academic excellence during their passage through the program.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

88 credits

Required Allied Discipline Courses

12 credits

MATH 120 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
IHSP 101 Elementary Spanish I
INPHYS 201 Phenomenal Science or INPHYS 131 Engineering Fundamentals

Core Courses

60 credits

ISSAFE 101 Safety Awareness
INSAFE 213 Safety Chemistry
SAFE 202 Occupational Safety
SAFE 205 Construction Methods
SAFE 206 Construction Safety Standards
SAFE 207 Human Factors in Construction
SAFE 301 Risk Management
SAFE 302 Law and Ethics in Safety
SAFE 304 Environmental Law and Regulation
SAFE 305 Health Hazard Identification
SAFE 306 Systems and Behavioral Sciences
SAFE 307 Safety Management Systems
SAFE 308 Construction Safety Practices
SAFE 309 Construction Emergency Action Plans
SAFE 403 Construction Industrial Hygiene

Construction Boot Camp

8 credits

SAFE 208 Construction Boot Camp 1 (4 credits)
SAFE 209 Construction Boot Camp 2 (4 Credits)


8 credits

SAFE 210 Construction Internship 1
SAFE 410 Construction Internship 2


Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level