With continued growth of job opportunities in this field, Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety provides both foundational and advanced knowledge of the discipline of occupational safety.  Learners explore a variety of technical areas within safety including industrial hygiene, construction safety, fire safety, and risk management.  In addition, students are immersed in management topics that are critical to the initial implementation of a safety program as well as the maintenance of an organization’s peak safety performance.  The bachelor’s degree is designed for students with no prior safety experience who are seeking to become entry-level safety professionals in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and fire science.  The program is also well-suited for students who may already have occupational safety experience but desire to become a formally degreed safety professional.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals will recognize Waldorf's B.A.S. in Occupational Safety degree for the application process under the Associate Safety Professional designation and the Certified Safety Professional designation.

Waldorf University’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Safety is approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP), which provides graduates the opportunity to apply with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the GSP designation after graduation. To learn more about the GSP designation, please visit the Board of Certified Safety Professionals website.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

This program is available online only.

B.A.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the B.A.S. core curriculum (30 Credits)
  • Completion of the required courses in a major field (30 Credits)
  • Completion of additional courses (including any supported courses required by the major in other departments) to a total of 120 credits depending on the major
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf (Some majors may require a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.00)
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Major Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required-Group A 30
OSH 3001 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health 3
OSH 3651 Total Environmental, Health, and Safety Management 3
OSH 4301 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3
FSC 3345 Introduction to Fire Prevention 3
OSH 3640 Interactions of Hazardous Materials 3
OSH 3701 Industrial Ergonomics 3
OSH 4601 Accident Investigation 3
OSH 3525 Legal Aspects of Safety and Health 3
OSH 3401 Construction Safety 3
REL 4035 Life, Meaning, and Vocation 3
Electives-Group B* 60
BUS 4680 Human Resource Development 3
OSH 4010 Safety Supervisor 3
OSH 4520 Risk Management 3
OSH 3303 Workers’ Compensation 3
PSY 3490 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
OSH 4309 Lean Safety Management 3
OSH 4208 Advanced Concepts in Safety and Health 3
OSH 4410 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
PSY 4510 Attitudes and Persuasion 3
OSH 3301 Fleet Safety 3
BUS 3651 Leadership 3
Grand Total: 120

*Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The provided are sample electives.