Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment


Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment (OSH&E) is designed to provide an academically comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates with the ability and competency to become highly qualified safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental professionals. The program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the OSH&E program are to prepare students who

  1. Apply knowledge and principles of mathematics, science, technology, and management in industry, business, or other related areas of employment as occupational safety, health, and environmental professionals;

  2. Apply practical-oriented knowledge and skills in safety, health, and environment to anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices, to develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs, and to implement and manage effective safety, health, and environment programs;

  3. Become effective communicators and ethical facilitators within the practice of safety, health, and environment;

  4. Continue professional development to address the need of applying principles of safety, health, and environment within a constantly changing and increasingly diverse environment.


Curriculum sheets are available for this degree:2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-20132013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018


See OSH&E prerequisite flowchart.

An OSHE related concentration also exists within the Industrial Technology program:


Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Concentration in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Industrial Technology, Concentration in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment (OSH&E), curriculum sheet is: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-20132013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018



OSHE Faculty


OSH&E Faculty

Full-time Members

Dr. Lu Yuan, ScD, CSP
Interim Department Head & Associate Professor
Holder of the LA State Board for Contractors Professorship
Specialty: Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Biomechanics


Dr. Ephraim Massawe, ScD
Associate Professor
Specialty: Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health


Mrs. Amanda Brown, MPH
Speciality: Industrial Hygiene


Mr. Chris Kuiper, MS, CSP
Speciality: Quality, Environmental, Health, and Safety (QEHS) Management


Adjunct Instructors

Mr. Lawrence Mauerman*, MAS, PE
Former OSH&E Program Coordinator

Mr. Steven P. Pereira*, CSP
Professional Safety Associates, Inc.


Mr. Richard Matherne*, CIH
Industrial Hygiene Consultant


Mr. Wayne LaCombe*, MSPH, CSP, CIH
Safety Section Supervisor
ExxonMobil Oil Corp. as operator/agent for Chalmette Refining, LLC


Mr. William J. Kerr, CSP
Safety Supervisor
SE Tylose, LLC


Mr. Daniel Slattery, MS, ASHM
Safety Professional
SafetyPro Resources, LLC 


*-Also on OSH&E Industrial Advisory Committee

OSH&E Industrial Advisory Committee

Southeastern's OSH&E Program Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) consists of representatives from industry, government agencies, and professional safety, health, and environmental organizations from the greater New Orleans/Baton Rouge area. They meet regularly with Southeastern OSH&E faculty and administration to provide:

  • Feedback on the effectiveness of the program in providing quality graduates to fill OSH&E positions in the area workforce;

  • Advice on curriculum development to assure that the degree program maintains relevancy and meets the needs of area employers;

  • Contact and coordination with area employers for program support in including, but not limited to: internships, plant field trips, guest speakers, equipment acquisition, scholarships, etc.;

  • Assistance in preparation for program accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

OSHE IAC Meeting Reports

October 28, 2016


November 6, 2015

April 22, 2016

October 31, 2014

April 24, 2015

October 18, 2013

April 23, 2014

October 26, 2012 

Apr 26, 2013


October 28, 2011

April 27, 2012


November 5, 2010

April 8, 2011


October 23, 2009

April 23, 2010


July 25, 2008

October 17, 2008

April 24, 2009

January 23, 2009


Internship Information

Our students, as part of their curriculum, have served internships with outstanding regional and national employers in manufacturing, construction, chemical, refining, consulting companies and government agencies. We are grateful for the cooperation of these organizations. Companies who desire an OSH&E intern please contact Dr. Roy Bonnette at 985-549-2415 or for more information!



Both departmental and external scholarships are available. In particular, students in the OSH&E program are highly encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

GBRASSE Scholarship

Linda Sullivan Scholarship

Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Don Jones Excellence in Safety Scholarship