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Environmental, Health and Safety (Master's)

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Control, prevent, and assess environmental and occupational hazards and learn how to communicate these risks to your stakeholders in an impactful way.

Learn to effectively manage complex environmental health and safety issues and address risk and regulation in this concentration geared toward aspiring health and safety managers, officers, or directors. An increase in regulations has led to a demand for qualified managers to achieve and maintain compliance and streamline resources. You will learn:


  • Health and safety statutes and regulations

  • Management of worker health and safety

  • Reporting systems

  • Environmental finance and strategy

To learn more about the program outcomes, please view the Environmental Policy and Management program overview page.


Required Courses

MS in Environmental Policy And Management with a concentration in Environmental, Health and Safety requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

Core courses - 20 qtr. hrs

Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.


Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.


Elective courses - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Environmental Policy And Management programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Popular electives for students pursuing Environmental Policy And Management programs include:


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Careers in Environmental, Health and Safety

Titles
Technician, Health and Safety Specialist, Director of Public Health, Environmentalist, Environmental Health Coordinator, Manager.

Duties
Directing, administering, policymaking, training, research, management, advisement, marketing, coordinating, advocacy.

Outlook
Career outlook is on the road to recovery with environmental health and safety job growth likely, particularly for technicians, a job expected to surge 13% in the next decade. Seek out a position within the government, as nearly 25% of all environmental health and safety related jobs are with local, state, or federal government agencies. New environmental regulations and laws will require new or revised procedures, skills, and knowledge in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Careers In Environmental Policy and Management

The future is bright!
Environmental job openings are expected to soar within the next decade, with projections as high as 19% job growth for environmental science positions by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Careers for environmental specialists will likely be found in prosperous, rapidly growing cities and communities-hello, Denver! Clean energy projects are driving the economic recovery in the United States, with green business especially booming in the Southeast. Clean energy projects are popping up across the country, primarily in California, North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan. Start your career search for environmental-focused employment at any level of government, manufacturing companies, emergency services, service industries, or commercial businesses.

Stay ahead of the curve.
The vast majority of employers within the field of environmental science prefer candidates who hold a relevant master's degree, or a bachelor's degree with a certificate. Keep an eye on alternative energies, such as wind and solar energy, plus jobs that focus on efficient energy management. With the world more attuned to green living, the job market will likely focus on improving sustainability and natural resource management. Job creation in the clean energy and clean transportation sectors are booming across the United States, with more than 110,000 new jobs in those sectors created in 2012. Going green never looked better!

Where are they now?
University College alumni who graduated with a master's degree in environmental policy and management hold job titles such as Safety Director, Environmental Education Coordinator, Senior Environmental Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Watershed Coordinator, Natural Resource Manager, Forester, and Environmental Compliance Engineer in companies and organizations such as Proctor and Gamble, Kinder Morgan, US Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and Colorado Conservation Trust.

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