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Environmental Health and Safety Degree (BAS)

About the Degree:

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree program is designed as a two-year program for students who have an any associate’s degree from a regionally accreditiated institution. It is popular among students interested in transitioning to a career in Environmental Health and Safety or career advancement in the EHS field.

This degree the next step for people who have an associate’s degree and are looking for a way to advance in their current jobs or secure better career opportunities.

We offer both on campus and online degree completion routes.

Benefits of the Degree:

The Environmental Health and Safety Program is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). All graduating students earn the Graduate Safety Practioner (GSP) designation. 

The GSP designation denotes participation in a path leading to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential. The CSP may be attained after 4 years of safety experience. The 2018 SH&E Industry Salary Calculator ( ) identifies CSPs with a bachelor degree and less than 5 years industry experience make a median salary of $97,000.

Student additionally have the opportunity, through their course work, to earn their:

  • DOT HazMat General Awareness Certification
  • National Incident Management System Certifications
  • HAZWOPER-40hr Certification (on campus only)

What You’ll Learn:

  • Aspects of Public Health: Food Safety, Water Quality Management, Epidemiology, Soils
  • Industry Specific Safety: Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Incident Management, Hazardous Materials Safety, Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Environmental Protection: Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Regulations, Environmental Science

In addition to the EH specific courses, students in this program will also take an assortment of additional courses for a well-rounded education in the applied science field.

Options/Course of Studies

Current Catalog

Bachelor of Applied Science - Environmental Health and Safety (online or in person)