USF’s newest bachelor’s degree addresses a critical need: environmental health and safety. Our program will prepare you for a variety of careers in this booming field, including positions in occupational health, hygiene, and safety — working to protect workers and the public at large.
You’ll graduate with the skills and experience needed to protect human health by
There’s a real need for environmental compliance professionals in this region. Employers call us on a regular basis looking to hire graduates with these credentials.
Dr. Louise Weber
There is a high need for environmental professionals, especially in local areas. Northeast Indiana is an industry-rich region and many factories, government agencies, and private consulting firms are seeking qualified specialists to work as:
Although this program is new, USF has had an Environmental Science major for 25 years. 95% of our Environmental Science graduates find jobs in the field or attend graduate school!
Median pay for occupational health and safety specialists (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Median salary for environmental scientists and specialists
Expected job growth for environmental scientists and specialists by 2026
Our curriculum crosses disciplines to meet industry needs. In addition to courses on environmental law, safety compliance, toxicology, epidemiology, occupational health, we go one step further…
USF’s program will prepare you with the skills employers seek with courses in Emergency Response and Homeland Security.
Plus, our hybrid format includes online and on-site courses — to give you greater flexibility!
The Environmental Health and Safety program works in partnership with local industries, meaning you’ll have access to great mentors; internships!
Internship sites include: