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Studying Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety at Weber State

Students majoring in Weber State's Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) designer Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree gain the knowledge and skills to help protect and enhance the health of workers and communities across the nation. 

Apply: Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health

Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Highlights

Weber State’s OEHS degree is the only program of its kind in Utah, and one of only a few in the nation. Our graduates are trained to meet the growing demand for OEHS professionals in all industries, including academia, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Students grow and enhance their skills in areas such as occupational health hazards, leadership, risk management, problem-solving and more.

This degree follows the BIS format with three areas of concentration.

  1. Safety: Six courses taken at WSU but facilitated through the University of Utah and split between fall and spring semesters. Available for registration beginning fall 2023.
  2. Health: Courses for this area are still in the developmental phase.
  3. Student Choice: You may choose any minor offered through the BIS program and begin taking these courses anytime. 

Students in the program are also part of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, which provides resources and additional training for those pursuing careers in occupational and environmental health and safety.

Beyond the Classroom

As part of a collaboration with the University of Utah, WSU offers courses in OEHS as part of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. This effort allows students to attend classes at both WSU and the University of Utah, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other students.

The program also provides a pathway for certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by helping graduates achieve an intermediate credential as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP), a significant step in obtaining the CSP.

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Weber State OEHS majors are trained to manage and implement programs to promote occupational safety and reduce or eliminate occupational hazards. Students are also prepared to address industry needs that include assuring environmental regulations are met. 

What You CAN DO After Weber

Our program is designed to meet the need for OEHS professionals that protect the health and wellbeing of workers by recognizing and controlling workplace hazards. Graduates of our degree will be prepared to work in businesses, academia, governmental agencies and non-profit institutions. They can also pursue additional education, such as a master's or doctorate degree in industrial hygiene, occupational injury prevention, occupational medicine and occupational psychology.

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.