What will I learn?

The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in safety management.

The Safety Management Program provides the classroom knowledge and experience needed to be a safety specialist who is qualified to design, develop, and implement safety programs in business, industry, and government.

Coursework in the major includes studies in the management, evaluation, and control of safety and health hazards associated with the workplace environment, including courses in the following areas:

  • Accident prevention
  • Administration of industrial health and safety programs
  • Fire protection
  • Hazardous substances and waste disposal
  • Industrial health and safety legislation
  • Industrial hygiene

In addition to coursework, students complete an internship. The internship offers paid experiences at manufacturing, health care, power and energy, or refinery facilities, with insurance (loss control) companies, or with the government. Companies where students have interned include: Eli Lilly and Company; Pfizer, Inc.; Cargill; Alcoa; General Electric; Marathon Petroleum; and Toyota Motor Corporation, USA.

Relatively small class sizes allow students to receive individualized attention. Students may join the national American Society of Safety Engineers and the local Aspiring Safety Engineers club. This involvement enables students to qualify for scholarships worth thousands of dollars. ISU students receive the highest percentage of ASSE scholarships available to programs across the country.

Careers

Changes in manufacturing technologies, behavioral approaches to safety, risk management, and new federal regulations make safety management an exciting career choice.

Graduates enter careers in safety as mid-level managers. The placement rate is well above 90%.

Opportunities include positions as safety managers, environmental health managers, and industrial hygienists. Employment in these areas may require completing an appropriate minor.

Students interested in working for an insurance company as a loss control specialist should complete the insurance and risk management minor, offered by the University's Scott College of Business. Those interested in management-level positions in the construction industry should complete the construction management minor, offered by the University's College of Technology. Employment opportunities are excellent in both the construction and insurance industries.

Many of the program's alumni return to the Safety Management Program to look for interns and full-time employees, knowing that our students are well prepared to be successful in the profession.

Which department am I in?

College of Technology

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
$20,290.00 (15,08,951) per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $23,988 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

17 August 2021, 11 January 2022

Venue

College of Technology

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Online/Distance (120 credits)

Tuition fees
$20,290.00 (15,08,951) per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $23,988 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

17 August 2021, 11 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 61; a minimum CBT score of 173; or a minimum paper-based score of 500
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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