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: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-20132013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021


See OSH&E prerequisite flowchart.

OSHE Long Term Courses' Offerings (for the next 4 years)

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, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021



OSH&E Advisory Committee

Southeastern's OSH&E Program Advisory Committee (AC) 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).



Dorinda Folse, Former OSH&E AC Chairperson 
OSHA Regional Deputy Administrator


Richard Matherne, CIH 
Industrial Hygiene Consultant


Don Jones, PE, CSP, MBA

OSHE AC Meeting Reports





October 26, 2018

April 12, 2019

November 10, 2017

April 20, 2018

October 28, 2016

April 28, 2017

November 6, 2015

April 22, 2016

October 31, 2014

April 24, 2015

October 18, 2013

April 23, 2014

October 26, 2012 

April 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. Lu Yuan at 985-549-5934 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:

GBRASSP Scholarship

Linda Sullivan Scholarship

Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Don Jones Excellence in Safety Scholarship

Lawrence Mauerman Scholarship

See our Scholarships page for more information.