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Environmental Health and Safety

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is April 5. Applying is easy and free!

Work to protect

Planet and people

Protect the greater good and pursue a degree in something that matters. Work to reduce environmental contamination, protect workers from hazardous conditions, and promote the use of less energy. The B.S. in Environmental Health and Safety focuses on environmental responsibility and accountability and prepares students for a variety of OSHA certifications!

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The median annual wage for occupational health and safety specialists in U.S. 2019.


Overall ten year growth of jobs in occupational health and safety.


Occupational health and safety specialist and technician jobs, 2018

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unity College cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


Environmental health and safety degree program

Students obtain skills in pollution prevention and control, solid and hazardous waste management, EHS regulatory interpretation and application, EHS problem solving, stakeholder engagement, project management, and written and oral communication. It prepares students for careers in manufacturing, natural resources, and scientific and technical consulting.

As an environmental health and safety major, you’ll benefit from:

  • One-on-one advising. Work with trained staff every step of the way to reach academic and professional success.
  • Complete your coursework from anywhere, while working full-time or balancing other responsibilities.
  • Meet and connect with your peers and professors, making lifelong connections in your field.
  • Job resources. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services.
  • Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.
  • Pursue a concentration in environmental GIS, renewable energy, sustainable business, wildlife ecology, or emergency disaster management.
  • Get preparation for professional certifications (such as CHMM, CSP, and QEP) as part of your coursework.

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Environmental health and safety sample courses

  • EVHS 305 Occupational Safety and Health

    In this course, students examine occupational safety and health practices needed to address occupational safety and health issues in the workplace. Students will employ regulatory standards as a guide to apply policies, procedures, standards and occupational safety and health principles. Topics will include industry recognized best practices, origin of the standards, the process and rules of inspections, citations and penalties, and policies.

  • EVHS 405 Corporate, Non-profit, and Government EHS Management

    In this course, students will profile Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management at an organization. Students will explore the EHS management’s history, motivations, and strategies. The course will introduce students to developing systems of managing an organization’s Environmental Health and Safety. Students will also investigate the implications of developing an EHS strategic plan and policies and learn how to communicate that plan and policies to a variety of stakeholders.

  • EVHS 410 Sustainable Product Stewardship

    In this course, students will learn about sustainable product development and product stewardship. This course will explore key concepts through experiential online activities which will assist learners with integrating sustainability, life cycle thinking (cradle to grave), and sustainable product development and design tools into new product development processes.

Degree requirements and courses

The environmental health and safety degree requires 120 credits. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside institutions. For more requirements, browse our degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program. Then apply online for free to get started.


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