The bachelor of applied science (BAS) major in occupational safety and health allows persons who have worked in industry for a period of time to enhance their career potential by utilizing their community college educational and on-the-job experience to earn a baccalaureate degree following completion of upper-division coursework. The goal of the program is to prepare and enable students to fill professional level positions as managers within the broad area of industrial safety and health.
The program provides course options for the student to tailor the program to their specific career interests. Admission to any course requires a grade of C or better in each prerequisite listed. Students who do not meet the prerequisite grade requirement will be dropped from the course. Students are expected to complete each course used to fulfill a degree program requirement with a grade of C or better. Students must complete all CWU basic and breadth requirements prior to beginning 400-level SHM coursework.
A student wishing to enter the B.A.S. occupational safety and health program must have:
an appropriate and approved associate degree;
completed at least 20 credits of general education basic skills courses; and,