Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.


Meet with an advisor to complete the advising interview checklist. Students must contact the OSH department at (907) 786-6423 prior to registering for OSH courses.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

Foundational Courses
AKNS A201Alaska Native Perspectives *3
Complete one of the following:3-4
Human Biology
Introductory Biology *
Human Anatomy and Physiology I *
CHEM A103Survey of Chemistry *3
CHEM A103LSurvey of Chemistry Laboratory *1
JPC A204Media Literacy *3
JPC A362Principles of Strategic Communications3
MATH A151College Algebra for Calculus *4
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
Complete one of the following:3
Environmental Ethics
Business Ethics
Professional Ethics *
PHYS A123Basic Physics I *3
Complete one of the following3
General Psychology *
Introduction to Behavior Analysis *
STAT A252Elementary Statistics *3
TECH A305Applied Leadership for Technicians3
Core Courses
FIRE A105Fire Prevention3
OSH A101Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health3
OSH A108Injury Prevention and Risk Management3
OSH A111Occupational Safety Training Needs and Methods3
OSH A120Safety Program Management and Recordkeeping3
OSH A160Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene3
OSH A201Hazard Control: Inspections, Audits and Investigations3
OSH A211Safety Management Systems4
OSH A215Environmental Issues for Safety and Health Professionals3
OSH A230Principles of Ergonomics3
OSH A240Workplace Monitoring: Instrumentation and Calibration3
OSH A250Hazardous Materials Operations3
OSH A305Incident Investigation and Analysis3
OSH A310Human Factors3
OSH A360Advanced Industrial Hygiene3
OSH A375Process Safety Management3
OSH A405Construction Industry Safety Management3
OSH A420Legal Aspects of Safety3
OSH A450Risk Management for Safety and Health3
Complete 9 credits of electives9
Selected Topics in Occupational Safety and Health
Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Internship
OSH A460Economic Value of Safety3
Total Credits108-109

May satisfy General Education Requirements (GERs). 

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree. 

  1. Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices.
  2. Apply the fundamental aspects of occupational safety: industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, ergonomics and human factors.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate safety, health, and environmental programs.
  4. Apply adult learning theory to the design and delivery of safety training programs.
  5. Interpret and apply applicable standards, regulations, and codes.
  6. Conduct incident/accident investigations and analyses.
  7. Evaluate and apply business and risk management concepts.