Bachelor of Science in
Safety Management graduates are in-demand candidates in industrial markets around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, roughly 317 million accidents occur on the job each year. The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) program from Embry-Riddle Worldwide is designed to create world-class leaders, managers and practitioners who want to design safer workplaces, ensure employee wellness, conduct safety audits, and otherwise address industry hazards.
With the help of the Safety Management faculty, students will develop not only technical understanding and expertise, but also a practical and analytical approach to problem solving that will allow them to address a range of industry-related safety challenges.
The BSSM is a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP). QAP is an academic degree program in safety, health and/or environmental practices meeting BCSP standards for participation and whose curriculum has been reviewed as showing a substantial match to the Associate Safety Professional (ASP).
The BSSM is designated as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) program. A GSP is a designation available to safety degree graduates from degree programs that meet BCSP QAP standards. The GSP program is an alternate path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and does not replace other paths. The GSP is not a certification.
Benefits of GSP designation are:
- Recognition for being in a path toward the CSP certification
- Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice
- No GSP application fee
- A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility
- A certificate awarding the GSP designation
BCSP and GSP details provided by http://www.bcsp.org/GSP
About Safety Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) was established to help graduates meet critical safety challenges within an ever-changing regulatory environment. The program is designed for active duty military and working professionals – such as mid-level industry researchers, managers and safety specialists who seek to advance their careers. High school students interested in pursuing a challenging career that can have a positive impact on people’s lives will also enjoy this degree program as well.
The objective of the BSSM is to develop the next generation of safety managers who will be responsible for making workplaces safer and more responsive to hazardous situations and emergency events.
The degree will combine state-of-the-art safety research and curriculum with a strong core of general studies.
Students have the opportunity to choose one of the following specializations:
- Aviation Safety Management
- Construction Safety Management
- Emergency Management
- Occupational Safety Management
After the completion of the BSSM program, the graduate should be able to:
- Secure a job related to the safety management discipline.
- Pursue safety-related professional developments through courses and training leading to degrees or professional certifications.
- Gain promotions and/or professional recognition.
- Support the safety community
The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to allow them to operate as competent leaders, managers, and practitioners within the field of safety management. Students will develop not only technical understanding and expertise, but also a practical and analytical approach to problem solving that will allow them to address a range of industry-related safety challenges.
The BSSM program offers students the opportunity to apply principles of safety and health in a non-academic setting through an intern, cooperative, or supervised experience. Students are eligible to engage in cooperative study/internships and may elect to seek out those enriching opportunities.
The Worldwide Campus is appropriately positioned to offer the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management program; the Worldwide Campus has expertise in multi-modal curriculum delivery, as well as experience delivering graduate programs to a widely dispersed student population.
For students wanting to pursue a master's degree, the BSSM-MSOSM 4+1 program is now available to Occupational Safety Management specialization students only. [Currently not available.]
- Upon acceptance, students spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study, and during their senior year will take up to three graduate-level courses that will meet the undergraduate 400 level elective and graduate program core requirements (GPA restrictions apply).
- Upon completion of the BSSM requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their degree in one year. (GPA restrictions apply).
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|or ECON 211||Macroeconomics|
|Social Science elective||3|
|Physical and Life Science|
|PHYS 102||Explorations in Physics||3|
|BIOL 120||Foundations of Biology I||3|
|MATH 140||College Algebra||3|
|Take one of the following courses to satisfy Computer Science requirements. The course used to satisfy the General Education Computer Science requirement cannot also be used to satisfy a Core/Major or Minor requirement.||3|
|Introduction to Computers and Applications|
|Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis|
|Computer and Network Technologies|
|Safety Management Core|
|SFTY 201||Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety||3|
|SFTY 205||Principles of Accident Investigation||3|
|SFTY 311||Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|SFTY 315||Environmental Compliance and Safety||3|
|SFTY 326||System Safety||3|
|SFTY 355||Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology||3|
|SFTY 365||Fire Protection||3|
|SFTY 440||System Safety Management||3|
|SFTY 450||Loss Control & Insurance||3|
|ESVS 201||Fire-Related Human Behavior||3|
|ESVS 305||Fire Prevention Organization and Management||3|
|EMGY 310||Fundamentals of Emergency Management||3|
|BSSM 490||Safety Management Capstone Course||3|
|Safety Management Program Support|
|PSYC 220||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|STAT 222||Business Statistics||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management||3|
|CHEM 139||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 141||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Select one of the four Safety Management Specializations|
|Total Degree Requirements||121|
Occupational Safety Management
|Occupational Safety Management|
|SFTY 341||Occupational Safety and Health Program Management||3|
|SFTY 410||Design of Engineering Hazard Controls||3|
|SFTY 420||Systems Design for Fire & Life Safety||3|
|SFTY 470||Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Technology||3|
|SFTY 421||Ergonomics II||3|
|SFTY 415||Human Reliability and Safety Analysis||3|
Aviation Safety Management
|Aviation Safety Management|
|SFTY 320||Human Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 330||Aircraft Accident Investigation||3|
|SFTY 345||Aviation Safety Program Management||3|
|SFTY 350||Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 462||Health, Safety and Aviation Law||3|
Construction Safety Management
|Construction Safety Management|
|BSSM 410||Safety and Health Regulations for Construction||3|
|SFTY 360||Construction Safety||3|
|SFTY 410||Design of Engineering Hazard Controls||3|
|SFTY 420||Systems Design for Fire & Life Safety||3|
|SFTY 453||Construction Scheduling and Control||3|
|SFTY 457||Industrial Safety for Facilities Managers||3|
|EMGY 400||Introduction to Incident Command System||3|
|EMGY 405||Disaster Policy and Management||3|
|EMGY 430||Emergency Management and Contingency Planning||3|
|ESVS 301||Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services||3|
|ESVS 403||Disaster Planning and Control||3|
|ESVS 404||Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials||3|
[4+1 Option currently not available. Contact your Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor for more information.]
BSSM to MSOSM 4+1 Program: A Unique Opportunity
This program is for exceptional students who are committed to continuing their education through the Master’s degree. This fast-paced program allows qualifying students the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) (Occupational Safety Management Specialization) and the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM) in five academic years.
The BSSM to MSOSM 4+1 is open to Occupational Safety Management Specialization students only. Senior students who are accepted in the BSSM/MSOSM 4+1 program will be allowed to apply nine (9) specified graduate credits toward their baccalaureate degree in lieu of nine (9) specific undergraduate credits in the Occupational Safety Management Specialization. Upon completion of the BSSM requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their MSOSM degree in one year. For any graduate courses taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the MSOSM graduate courses taken for BSSM credit, the student will be removed from the 4+1 program, have credit awarded to the BSSM degree only, and may continue to complete the BSSM degree.
Students initiate program acceptance through their Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor; to help ensure program criteria are met. Student Advisor will complete the request for processing into the 4+1 program.
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The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) and Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM) degree programs recently attained the status as Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Programs (QAP), joining the Daytona Beach Campus Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree program.