The program in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is a cutting-edge program concerned with the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational safety and health hazards associated with mechanical systems, material handling, electrical systems and chemical processes, and illustrates controls through engineering revision, safeguarding and personal protective equipment. Beyond the basic math and science courses, the core courses focus on safety, industrial hygiene, fire safety, manufacturing safety and construction safety.
The degree is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering and is also a Qualified Academic Program (QAP). Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) designation, a credential approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) certification. Graduates of our program can forgo the Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) exam to sit for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) exam after requisite experience is acquired. It is only available to safety, health and environmental graduates from degree programs that meet QAP standards from the BCSP.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Safety and Health Specialist
- Industrial Hygiene Manager
- Corporate Industrial Hygienist
- Compliance Specialist
- EPA Specialist
- Consumer Safety Specialist
- Transportation Safety Specialist
- Risk Manager
The admission of students to the undergraduate degree program in Environmental Health and Safety is based on the general admission requirements of North Carolina A&T State University. Students must have a strong background in math, science and communication skills. Basic computer skills are required.
Graduates from an earned associate degree program may be admitted as juniors, pending review of their academic record and allocation of transfer credits. Degree audits will be conducted for each student, after their previously earned credits have been assessed, in order to specify the remaining courses required to complete the degree.
Students majoring in the department must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, per the requirements listed in your course curriculum. A minimum of 58 credit hours must be completed in specialization courses, which include 36 credit hours of the core courses. All majors in the program must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) AND earn at least a grade of “C” or better in all major courses.
Two program tracks are available, depending on the student's interest: Science and Management.
Curriculum Guides: B.S. in Environmental Health & Safety (Science or Management).
For program-related questions:
Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Built Environment
College of Science and Technology
For assistance with the admissions process:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
For online learning support and inquiries:
336-334-7810 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)