In the Safety Program at Illinois State University we prepare our students to serve as competent safety professionals by developing the skill set and intellectual confidence needed to support critical recognition and control of workplace safety and health hazards. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating extraordinary learning opportunities for our students that are based upon a foundation in the sciences and emphasize the technical, managerial, and ethical aspects of safety and health.
The Safety Program offers curriculum options for both a major and a minor. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Safety, our graduates will have demonstrated the ability to diagnose workplace safety and health exposures with the technological competency and prescience of professionals, advocate for effective loss prevention and control programs to all stakeholders within an organization, and function as contributing members of a professional organization, through a commitment to ethical service and continued professional growth.
More information about the profession and career options can be found in The Career Guide to the Safety Profession.
Our graduates are also successful in attaining professional certification. Professional certification in safety practice is associated with advancement and salary increases. While there are more than 200 credentials and certifications available in various aspects of safety, health and environmental practice, only about a dozen of these are nationally accredited.
As you work hard preparing for a rewarding career in safety and health, the faculty, staff and advising team in the Safety Program are working hard to ensure that your academic experience at Illinois State University is equally as meaningful and rewarding!