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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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 - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Summer 2021Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2021Priority - August 13
Final - August 18
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline, the application will be extended to January 11th on ApplyTexas for Transfer students. Starting January 12th all transfer students interested in applying for Spring 2021 will need to have all official documents (transcripts from every college or university attended and application fee) in hand and will need to complete a paper application. 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.