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.
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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 - February 1
Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
*Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- 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.
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of ABET. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree program in computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, while its computer science and computer information systems undergraduate programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The undergraduate occupational safety and health sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.