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Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health Program


Program Mission

The mission of the Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health Program is to provide a comprehensive and quality education to students wishing to become occupational safety or environmental health professionals for private industries, governing agencies, hospitals, or research facilities and to train students to anticipate, identify, and evaluate workplace and environmental health hazards through hands-on and real-world experiences.  

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m interested in one of the classes in the program. Do I have to be admitted to the program just to take one course?
No, contact the Program Director if you have an interest in one of the OESH courses.

Who should I contact if I am interested in the Bachelor of Science in OESH Program?
The Program Director is Dr. Julie King and any program questions or inquiries should be directed to her at juking@astate.edu.

What kinds or careers will be open with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health?
Many career options are opened with this degree including, but not limited to occupational safety specialists, environmental health specialists, food safety professionals, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, and hazardous waste specialists. Also, many occupational and environmental safety and health credentialing agencies are now requiring a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

What are the program prerequisite requirements?
Program prerequisites and requirements can be found here (link to OESH degree plan). Other questions can be directed to the Program director, Dr. Julie King at juking@astate.edu

Program Overview

The Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health program will provide an education to students wishing to become occupational safety or environmental health practitioners in such industries as manufacturing, utilities, construction, chemical plants, hospitals, and the fields of oil and gas. 


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