2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership and Supervision, BS, Concentration: Environmental Health and Safety

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About the Program

The Organizational Leadership and Supervision Bachelor of Science Degree offers an area of concentration in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). EHS is a profession that involves the prevention of incidents/accidents, illnesses, fires, explosions, and other events which harm people, property, and the environment.

EHS professionals are an important component of most industries, including: communication, consulting, construction, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, petroleum, and utilities.

Many of our graduates pursue careers as safety coordinators, safety supervisors, safety instructors/trainers, loss control specialists, and EHS specialists once they have finished their degrees.

The Environmental Health and Safety Concentration is designated as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The EHS concentration, under the Organizational Leadership and Supervision program, is not an ABET accredited program.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (18 Credits)

Chemistry Course (3 Credits)

OLS Electives (6 Credits)

Any two (2) OLS courses

Free Elective (3 Credits)

Choose any 10000 level course or higher, except MA 11500 .

Technical Elective (3 Credits)

Choose any course from a College of Technology program with the approval of the OLS Program Academic Advisor

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (16 Credits)

Semester 8 (14 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Natural Science with Lab Elective - Any science course with a laboratory component (i.e. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geoscience, Earth Science) that meets the General Education Core requirement.

Note 2: Social Science Elective - Any course in Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, or Economics that meets the General Education Core requirement.

Note 3: Communication Elective - Choose 1 course from COM 31400, COM 32200, COM 32500, or COM 43900.

Note 4: Free Elective – Choose any 10000-level course or higher except MA 11500.

Note 5: Technical Elective - Any course from a College of Technology program and approved by the OLS Program Academic Advisor.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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