Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Career-Focused Degree for Career-Ready Students.

Apply By: 10/4/2022

Classes Start: 10/4/2022

About the Online BS in Occupational Health and Safety Management

When federal, state, and local governments establish workplace safety laws, occupational health and safety professionals enforce them. These professionals dedicate their careers to keeping work environments hazard-free and safe for employees. Athens State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety Management will train you to protect workers and ready you for a meaningful career in occupational safety.

Our curriculum will expose you to a variety of experiences you can expect in the field. We’ll show you how to identify and mitigate potential risks to workers. You’ll develop preventive strategies and response plans that ensure all workers have a safe work environment.

Affordable Tuition

Cost per credit for the online BS in Occupational Health and Safety Management degree program is just $241 plus fees.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates among state universities in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

Support You Can Count On


83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*


Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the the on-campus, hybrid, or online BS in Occupational Health and Safety Management program must have:

  • At least 36 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 15 credit hours applicable to Athens State general education requirements

Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at or (256) 252-3216.

Occupational Health and Safety student studying in the library.

Occupational Health and Safety Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of occupational safety professionals to grow 4% between 2019 and 2029.

Our BS in Occupational Health and Safety Management can lead to career opportunities such as:

  • Risk manager
  • Safety and health manager 
  • Environment, health, and safety (EHS) program director
  • Loss control specialist

Fill out the form below to find out more about Athens State University’s transfer-friendly occupational health and safety program.