B.S. in Safety Management
The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to allow them to operate as competent leaders, managers, and practitioners within the field of safety management. Students will develop not only technical understanding and expertise, but also a practical and analytical approach to problem solving that will allow them to address a range of industry-related safety challenges in both the public and private sectors.
This degree program comprises core courses in safety and emergency management with enough elective hours for students to earn as many as two minors to leverage professional development opportunities and study additional areas of interest.
The BSSM program offers students the opportunity to apply principles of safety and health in a non-academic setting through an intern, cooperative, or supervised experience. Students are eligible to engage in cooperative study/internships and may elect to seek out those enriching opportunities.
The Worldwide Campus is appropriately positioned to offer the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management program; the Worldwide Campus has expertise in multi-modal curriculum delivery, as well as experience delivering graduate programs to a widely dispersed student population.
For students wanting to pursue a master's degree, the BSSM-MSOSM 4+1 program is now available to all BSSM program students.
- Upon acceptance, students spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study, and during their senior year will take up to three graduate-level courses that will meet the undergraduate 400 level elective and graduate program core requirements (GPA restrictions apply).
- Upon completion of the BSSM requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their degree in one year. (GPA restrictions apply).
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|or ECON 211||Macroeconomics|
|Social Science elective||3|
|Physical and Life Science elective|
|Physics/Biology/Meteorology/Chemistry/Any Environmental Science (Geology, Geophysics)||3|
& MATH 112
|Pre-calculus for Aviation|
and Applied Calculus for Aviation
|or MATH 140|
& MATH 142
| College Algebra|
|Take one of the following courses to satisfy Computer Science requirements. The course used to satisfy the General Education Computer Science requirement cannot also be used to satisfy a Core/Major or Minor requirement.||3|
|Introduction to Computers and Applications|
|Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis|
|Computer and Network Technologies|
|Safety Management Core|
|SFTY 201||Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety||3|
|SFTY 205||Principles of Accident Investigation||3|
|SFTY 311||Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|SFTY 315||Environmental Compliance and Safety||3|
|SFTY 326||System Safety||3|
|SFTY 355||Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology||3|
|SFTY 360||Construction Safety||3|
|SFTY 365||Fire Protection||3|
|SFTY 440||System Safety Management||3|
|SFTY 450||Loss Control & Insurance||3|
|EMGY 310||Fundamentals of Emergency Management||3|
|EMGY 405||Disaster Policy and Management||3|
|STAT 222||Business Statistics||3|
|CHEM 139||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 141||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|BSSM 491||Operational Applications in Safety Management||3|
Safety Management Electives
|Safety Management Elective||18|
|Select six Safety Management Courses (SFTY, EMGY, and safety-related SCTY, ESVS, HLSD courses)|
Open Electives or Choose Minor
|Open Electives or Minor||18|
|Choose 18 credit hours of Open Electives and/or Minor|
|Total Degree Requirements||121|
BSSM to MSOSM 4+1 Program: A Unique Opportunity
This program is for exceptional students who are committed to continuing their education through the Master’s degree. This fast-paced program allows qualifying students the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) and the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM) in five academic years.
Students must have completed 75 credit hours of undergraduate study before applying to the 4+1 program. Senior students who are accepted in the BSSM/MSOSM 4+1 program will be allowed to apply nine (9) specified graduate credits toward their baccalaureate degree in lieu of nine (9) specific undergraduate credits. Upon completion of the BSSM requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their MSOSM degree in one year. For any graduate courses taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the MSOSM graduate courses taken for BSSM credit, the student will be removed from the 4+1 program, have credit awarded to the BSSM degree only, and may continue to complete the BSSM degree.
Students initiate program acceptance through their Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor; to help ensure program criteria are met. Student Advisor will complete the request for processing into the 4+1 program.