Environmental Safety & Occupational Health

Environmental Safety & Occupational Health Department Mission
“To foster understanding and life-long appreciation of the theory, practice and applications of science and law within the areas of Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health.”

"The best thing about this major is you get to take classes in a hands-on facility where you actually get to go out and have experiences like sampling. I learn better when I'm out in the field doing actual work. In this major you get down and dirty and I like that."

SchauDon Herd '16

Health, Safety and Environmental Professional at PepsiCo

Careers in ESOH

100% Job Placement Rate

Find work in the fields of:

Government
Private Sector
Public Works
Possible careers include:

Environmental Consulting
Regulatory Agencies
Armed Forces
Industrial Hygiene
Emergency Response
Our students have been hired by companies like:

Marathon Petroleum
PepsiCo
General Electric
US Public Health Service
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
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Our inaugural Implementing Innovation Symposium was a success! We gathered industry leaders from across the country to speak on how to implement and monitor new industry innovations in the workplace. Thank you to all our sponsors.
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Pursue your Master’s Degree at Findlay

Offered online, on-campus or a convenient blend of both. One of just nine graduate degrees in the United States accredited by the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), our graduate-level classes prepare students for leadership positions in the environmental industry. We provide an enhanced knowledge of science, engineering, environmental policy and business concepts.

Learning Outcomes


The environmental, safety and occupational health management program is designed and taught around the following five program outcomes that were developed in an effort to ensure the highest quality graduates from the program. These five outcomes are supported by the learning outcomes from all the courses that students take in the program.
  1. Science Knowledge - Apply scientific and mathematical concepts to anticipate and recognize health risks in the workplace and potential impacts upon the environment.
  2. Data Acquisition and Use - Use techniques, skills and modern scientific instrumentation to measure, analyze, and/or interpret environmental, safety, occupational and public health risks (as individuals or members of multi-disciplinary teams.)
  3. Application of Regulations - Interpret and apply environmental, safety, occupational and public health laws and regulations at a reporting level.
  4. Communication - Communicate technical environmental, safety, occupational and public health risk information to business, regulatory, media and community audiences, demonstrating knowledge of contemporary issues.
  5. Life-long Learning - Demonstrate life-long learning by analyzing emerging problems and participate in societal policy makings that address domestic and global environmental, safety, occupational and public health issues.
Enrollment History
This major is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 — telephone (410) 347-7700. This major is also accredited by the National Environmental Health, Science, and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), PO Box 66057, Burien, WA 98166.