Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety


$395 Per Credit

Occupational Safety professionals are dedicated to protecting the safety and health of both workers and the public. It’s a hands-on and constantly changing field that spans all sectors of the economy. Professionals in this field evaluate the workplace environment and implement programs that ensure employee and customer safety, health, and productivity, as well as environmental and regulatory compliance.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety degree requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.

The fully online Occupational Safety degree culminates in a semester-long internship with a practicing safety professional. Students who are already employed in the safety and health field and who wish to advance their careers in their current organizations may customize this experience to meet the needs of the internship requirement. This capstone internship offers students an outstanding opportunity to transition into a successful career in the occupational safety profession.

Course requirements can be found in the Online Occupational Safety Degree Requirements document. Please note that not all listed electives are offered online. See the Course Offerings document for more information.

The UW-Whitewater Occupational Safety major is a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), and students graduating from the program are eligible to become a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP). All online students have ready access to academic advising, library services, financial aid, technical support, mentoring, and career services.

The UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.  ABET accreditation is highly regarded in technical disciplines where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance. This accreditation assures employers that the program meets rigorous quality standards.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a degree in Occupational Safety may find careers as Corporate Safety Specialists, Field Safety Coordinators, Risk Management Specialists, Safety Engineers, and Site Safety Managers.


There are several application paths an online bachelor’s student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.

If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.

Unofficial Transcript Review

Transfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor’s program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor’s Coordinator.

You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.

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