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(Archive) Industrial Health and Safety (I H S)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Industrial Health and Safety (I H S) - (ARCHIVE)


This major is designed to provide students with the technical and managerial skills necessary to address the occupational health and safety concerns associated with the extraction and utilization activities of the minerals and fuels industries, the construction industry, and other heavy industries. Employers in the United States are mandated by federal and state laws to provide workplaces that are free of recognized hazards to personnel. Agencies such as OSHA and MSHA have placed increased emphasis on employer responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. Annually, work-related incidents cost the United States in excess of $40 billion, affecting not only workman's compensation but also reducing productivity. This major includes a general background in the basic sciences, followed by a core program emphasizing the nature of the various industries, as well as the economic, technical, and policy issues of occupational health and safety.

For the B.S. degree in Industrial Health and Safety, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MINOR: Students must take I H S 400(3), 430(3), and 445(3); select 9 credits from I H S 410(3), 420(3), 425(3), 440(4), 450(3), or 470(3) for a total of 18 credits.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 9 credits of GN courses, and 3 credits of GS courses.)

BIOL 041 GN(3)[1], 042(1), CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 014(1)[1], CMPSC 203 GQ(4), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 012(3), 210(5), MGMT 100(3), PHYS 201GN(4), 202 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3)[1], I E 497(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I H S 400(3)[1], 410(3), 420(3), 425(3), 430(3)[1], 440(4), 445(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I H S 450(3), 470(3), 490(1), 495W(6) (Sem: 7-8)

CHEM 013 GN(3) or 034(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 3 credits from the I H S course list of industrial or manufacturing processes (Sem: 5-6)
Select 12 credits from the I H S-approved list, in consultation with adviser, supportive of the student's interests. (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 7-8)


[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-05-012

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)


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