Construction Safety Sciences
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.
Value is placed on real-world experience and all majors will be required to complete a documented total of 400 hours of related job-site work. Construction Safety Sciences students will be required to complete these hours prior to receiving a passing grade in SAFE 408. Students that do not complete these hours will be required to work with the instructor to complete these hours or risk course failure. Value is also placed on diversified background knowledge and professional perspectives. All majors will thus be required to complete an option selected from the list below.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
Required Allied Discipline Courses
IHSP 101 Elementary Spanish I or IHSP 102 Elementary Spanish II
INPHYS 201 Phenomenal Science or INPHYS 131 Engineering Fundamentals
ARCH 270 Sustainable Design and Building Science
CMGT 300 Construction Management I
SAFE 202 Occupational Safety
SAFE 205 Construction Methods
SAFE 216 Safety Standards
SAFE 306 Systems and Behavioral Sciences
SAFE 307 Safety Management Systems
SAFE 308 Construction Safety Practices
SAFE 317 Construction Health Hazards
SAFE 408 Construction Safety Practices 2
Options (Select from one of the following 4-Course Options)
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.
40 credits at the upper-level