The Occupational Safety Concentration will develop the critical management skills required by engineers, occupational safety and loss prevention personnel involved in risk management and occupational safety. The curriculum builds knowledge on hazard control principles related to the management of personnel, facilities, and equipment. Courses in this concentration include Industrial and Construction Safety, Corporate Compliance and Personal and Environmental Hazards. The dynamic fields of first response management, fire engineering and rescue operations, require assertive leaders who can see beyond a situation. This concentration fortifies the leadership aptitude of fire and emergency service professionals, preparing them for management level responsibilities.
All students in the Master of Science in Safety, Security & Emergency Management online degree program will take 6 core courses during their first year. These courses will focus on various topics such as safety, security and emergency management administration, legislation and legal compliance, workers' compensation/labor law, emergency preparation and response, and auditing. The second year will include support courses on industrial safety management, security management, environmental hazards, risk management and specific concentration courses of the student's choice.