Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

  • The following are the education objectives and student outcomes for the BS program in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences:

  • Program Educational Objectives:

    During their first five years after graduation:

    1. Graduates working as safety, health, and environmental (SHE) professionals will demonstrate/communicate abilities to:
      • anticipate, identify, and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices to manage overall risk,
      • develop risk control methods, procedures, and programs and understand how they impact the organization,
      • implement, administer, and advise others on risk controls and risk control programs, and
      • measure, audit, and evaluate the effectiveness and continuously improve risk controls and risk control programs.
    2. Graduates are prepared to continue their professional growth and the integration of new knowledge into their profession.
    3. Graduates are prepared to act in a professional and ethical manner.

    Student Outcomes

    At the time of graduation, students will have gained knowledge in the following areas:

    1.  environmental, health, and safety fundamentals
    2.  physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body
    3.  anticipation, identification, and evaluation of potentially hazardous agents, conditions, and practice
    4.  fundamental exposure assessment techniques (both qualitative and quantitative)
    5.  environmental, health, and safety data interpretation including statistical and epidemiological principles
    6.  development of hazard control designs, methods, procedures, and program
    7.  accident/incident investigation and analysis
    8.  industrial and construction safety
    9.  legal aspects of environmental, health, and safety practice
    10.  environmental, health and safety program management
    11.  hazardous materials/waste recognition, control, and remediation
    12.  air pollution fundamentals and control technologies
    13.  water pollution fundamentals and control technologies
    14.  environmental regulations and permitting processes
    15.  environmental sampling and measurement methodologies

    Additionally, students will be able to:

    1. identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and sciences and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
    2. formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
    3. develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
    4. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    5. understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
    6. function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.