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.
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum grade of C- required for all Major Core courses; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
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.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: Open Elective - any course listed within the official Purdue University Northwest course catalog or approved by the Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate that is not a required course in this plan of study. This also include transfer credits and/or program relevant courses (certification/trainings) approved by full-time OLS-EHS faculty.
Note 2: Communication Selective - any course in Communication (COM) pre-approved by full-time OLS-EHS faculty. See the program advisor for a list of pre-approved communication selective courses.