Occupational Safety professionals are dedicated to protecting the safety and health of both workers and the public. It’s a hands-on and constantly changing field that spans all sectors of the economy. Professionals in this field evaluate the workplace environment and implement programs that ensure employee and customer safety, health, and productivity, as well as environmental and regulatory compliance.
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety degree requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.
The fully online Occupational Safety degree culminates in a semester-long internship with a practicing safety professional. Students who are already employed in the safety and health field and who wish to advance their careers in their current organizations may customize this experience to meet the needs of the internship requirement. This capstone internship offers students an outstanding opportunity to transition into a successful career in the occupational safety profession.
Course requirements can be found in the Online Occupational Safety Degree Requirements document. Please note that not all listed electives are offered online. See the Course Offerings document for more information.
The UW-Whitewater Occupational Safety major is a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), and students graduating from the program are eligible to become a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP). All online students have ready access to academic advising, library services, financial aid, technical support, mentoring, and career services.
There are several application paths an online bachelor's student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.
If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.
Unofficial Transcript Review
Transfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor's program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor's Coordinator.
You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.
The online bachelor's program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $395 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year. This tuition rate applies to Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students who have declared an online bachelor's major.
Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for many undergraduate courses through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental program.
UW-Whitewater students may apply for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a "Financial Aid Package" and may be offered individually or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed.
If you are eligible to receive education benefits under the various Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) programs, please visit UW-Whitewater's Veterans Services page.