Earn a bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, become a safety professional
With a degree in safety, you'll understand the requirements of what it takes for wide range of safety careers in related fields. You will acquire a strong foundation in safety, risk management, and management skills.
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), meeting the qualified credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
What does it mean to be a Qualified Academic Program (QAP)?
A QAP is a bachelors, masters, or PhD academic degree program in safety, health, and the environment (SH&E) whose required course curriculum has been reviewed by BCSP and has been found to be a substantial match to the current Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) examination blueprint.
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 SH&E graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards.
What are the benefits to a student who becomes a GSP?
Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice.
Recognition for being on a path toward the CSP certification.
A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility.
A certificate awarding the GSP designation.
Inclusion in the BCSP Credential Holder Directory and a digital badge.
Access to the BCSP Career Center.(https://www.bcsp.org/GSP)