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Environmental Health and Safety

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is October 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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$74K

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

+6%

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

118K

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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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.