Educate Employers on Healthier, Safer Work Practices
Join a dynamic field that makes the workplace a safer place when you become an occupational
safety and health specialist. With your Occupational Safety and Health Bachelor of
Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you'll develop skills to anticipate,
recognize and evaluate potential hazards. Through hands-on assignments and real-world
experiences, you'll be equipped with the knowledge needed to make the workplace safer
for employees as well as the community and environment. Choose between our industrial
hygiene and safety specializations to align with your desired career path.
Focuses on anticipation, identification and evaluation of hazardous conditions and
practices. Geared more towards engineering and physics aspect of safety, ergonomics
and management of occupational safety and health programs and regulations.
Safety Specialization Degree Plan
Industrial Hygiene Specialization
Involves anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention and control of workplace
environmental factors or stresses that may impair health or cause significant discomfort
for individuals. Geared more towards assessing workplace stressors.
Industrial Hygiene Specialization Degree Plan
The Occupational Safety and Health Program Bachelor’s of Science specializations in Industrial Hygiene and Safety are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The undergraduate occupational safety and health degrees are also approved by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and taught by skilled faculty who are fully certified in the field of industrial hygiene and safety.
The Occupational Safety and Health Program, with specializations in industrial hygiene and/or safety, is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), a BCSP-approved credential necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®). It is only available to graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards.
Land a Rewarding Career While Fulfilling a Regional Need
With successful completion of your degree, you'll be qualified for a variety of lucrative
jobs in the occupational health and safety fields. Most graduates of programs with
the industrial hygiene or safety specializations find immediate post-graduate employment
with oil and gas companies, OSHA, manufacturers, construction companies or chemical
plants. Nationally, the Gulf Coast is a leading employer of health and safety professionals.
Equipped with the knowledge and practice you will receive with the Occupational Safety
and Health B.S. from UHCL, your professional options include occupational health and
industrial specialist, hygienist or researcher.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2022Priority - January 4
Final - January 14
Summer 2022Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2022Priority - August 12
Final - August 17
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.