Safety Management (BS)

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Learn the critical functions and responsibilities of an environmental health and safety professional. Become qualified to design, develop, and implement critical environmental health and safety programs for businesses, industries, and government agencies.

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Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Management at Indiana State?

As a safety management major at Indiana State, you can learn how to keep workers and workplaces safe, how to promote healthier workplaces, and how to reduce organizational risks and harm to the environment while preparing for a rewarding industry career. Indiana State University is one of the first universities in the United States to offer a bachelor’s degree in safety management.

This program is available on campus or online. Online students are required to complete a one-week residency on the Indiana State University campus during the summer of their junior or senior year.

View the Online Safety Management BS program details.

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Protect Others

Through coursework, labs, and internships, you will become qualified to design, develop, and implement environmental health and safety programs for a variety of workplace environments. You will also learn to communicate about environmental health and safety-related topics, identify technical problems, conduct experiments, test hypotheses, and use scientific judgment to make conclusions for the safety and well-being of others and the environment.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

Our professors bring extensive industry experience to every class they teach. They also incorporate aspects of their ongoing research into discussions about environmental health and safety management topics and current best practices.

Our small class sizes ensure that instructors are able to provide personalized feedback and one-on-one mentorship. And, as a student in the safety management program, you may have a chance to participate in faculty-led research projects.

Receive Expert Assistance in Our Labs

Practice your skills and apply your knowledge in our state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with leading industry software. Safety management students conduct research inside an industrial hygiene lab equipped with instruments and technology used to evaluate levels of occupational exposures to chemicals and other hazardous substances. This dynamic learning environment provides you with practical experience and prepares you for internships and post-graduation employment.

What You'll Learn in the Safety Management Program

The BS in safety management includes studies in the management, evaluation, and control of safety and health hazards in workplace environments. Our safety management program helps you identify and solve technical and scientific problems by applying mathematics and science-related principles to real-world situations.

You will also complete an internship. Our program offers paid experiences at manufacturing, healthcare, power and energy, refinery facilities, insurance companies, and government agencies. Our students have previously completed internships at companies including Alcoa, Cargill, Eli Lilly and Company, General Electric, Pfizer, Inc., and Toyota, among others.




Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

Transfer Guidelines

Recognitions and Designations 

The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management program is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. This designation allows our graduates to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP), which puts you one step closer to your Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

The program is also recognized by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and allows our graduates to apply for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) credential.  


Career Possibilities for Safety Management Majors

Prepare for a successful career as an environmental health and safety specialist, safety specialist, environmental health and safety manager, safety manager, environmental manager, occupational health manager or industrial hygienist with a bachelor’s degree in safety management from Indiana State. Many of our students also pursue graduate study following graduation.

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Learn from This Expert

“Safety management is a student-oriented program that highlights hands-on, experiential learning for our students.”

Safety management professor Farman A. Moayed, PhD, guides his students through research projects and internships in the safety management program.

Learn Prof. Moayed’s story.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

In addition, the Safety Management program at Indiana State is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).