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Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences


20 credits

Credits earned in courses used to satisfy multiple requirements will count once toward the total number of credits required for graduation.

A minor in Safety and Occupational Applied Sciences (SOHAS) provides the tools for a student to provide an organization or company with insights and assistance in recognizing safety hazards in the workplace. The series of courses are based on a background in safety regulations, hazard communication, and safety training and are ideal for a student who plans to work in an industrial setting or planning on being an independent contractor or craftsperson. Some typical professions that would benefit from a minor in SOHAS are commercial and creative artists, theater management, chemistry, environmental sciences, physical education and coaching, architecture, and sustainable product design and innovation.

Minor Requirements

ISSAFE 101 Safety Awareness
SAFE 202 Occupational Safety
SAFE 216 Safety and Health Standards

Select a minimum of two courses (8 credits) from the following:

  • INSAFE 213 Safety Chemistry
  • SAFE 206 Construction Safety Standards
  • SAFE 215 Human Factors in Safety
  • SAFE 301 Risk Management
  • SAFE 302 Law and Ethics in Safety
  • SAFE 304 Environmental Regulation
  • SAFE 306 Systems and Behavioral Sciences
  • SAFE 307 Safety Management Systems
  • SAFE 319 Fire and HAZMAT Response
  • SAFE 401 Industrial Hygiene
  • SAFE 402 Critical Incident Response