Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety Management

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About Our Occupational Health and Safety Management Program

COVID-19 has shown the importance of prioritizing safety in all work settings. That’s why we need highly trained interdisciplinary health and safety professionals who can design scientifically sound policies and effectively communicate new rules and regulations to various stakeholders. Athens State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety Management will provide you with the hands-on training, scientific mindset, and communication skills to become a transformative health and safety professional for organizations of any size.

Our curriculum was crafted to best prepare you for a variety of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) certificates so you can graduate with a mastery of the core competencies outlined by OSHA. The degree program also includes business and communication courses, ensuring you have the interdisciplinary skills — in areas such as hiring, logistics, budgeting, and leadership — to be the most effective, well-rounded health and safety professional possible.

Our B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety Management can lead to career opportunities such as:

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Why Choose Athens State for Your Occupational Health and Safety Management Degree?

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We developed this program based on conversations with local employers who expressed the need for better-trained health and safety professionals, making career readiness our main priority.

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The online curriculum doesn’t simply boast lectures and online discussions but makes use of faculty members’ work in the field, with videos and interactive lessons that showcase real-world examples.

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We’re constantly updating our course curriculum to reflect current standards and relevant safety strategies.

“I chose to come to Athens State not only because it is my mother’s alma mater but because the university gave me the opportunity to pursue my goals at my own pace, at an affordable price, with all the help and support I needed.”

Camille E.

Individualized Degree Program, 2022

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Our Commitment to an Affordable Online Health and Safety Degree

We understand the biggest barrier to completing a degree as a returning learner is often the cost — that’s why we’re so proud to be the most affordable state university for both Alabama and Tennessee students. Whether you’re in state or out of state, our online B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety Management costs $241 per credit plus fees. Our tuition is so low that our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation, according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass.

About Athens State University

Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students — whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers — and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.

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