Southeastern OSH&E program nationally ranked


Thursday, March 4, 2021 College Values Online
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Occupational Safety, Health and Environment program has been ranked in the top 20 in the nation for affordability according to College Values Online. The organization ranks schools and programs, highlights features of the college experience, and provides career information for perspective students.
     The only university in Louisiana included, Southeastern’s program was ranked ninth in the nation among 65 colleges and universities listed by the Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) College Navigator and reputable online sources that offer affordable occupational safety degree programs for less than $15,000 per year.
     “This ranking can be attributed to the rigorous program that we offer, the standards that our faculty apply, the continuous improvement of curriculum and infrastructure, and the professional ties that we built with key industrial partners and employers,” said Mohammad Saadeh, Industrial and Engineering Technology department head. “The collective impact of these efforts is manifested in this ranking, especially that the program was ranked 19th in 2015. It is remarkable to see this leap in a relatively short period. News like this brings attention to the great work that our faculty do in preparing qualified safety professionals equipped with relevant education according to the needs of the workforce.”
     The criteria for ranking included regional or national accreditation, full or part-time completion pathways, and program and/or school rankings with U.S. News and World Report.
     Southeastern’s program is nationally accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The program grew from a two-year associate’s degree program to a four-year bachelor of science program following considerable input from managers at area industries that reported a significant need for health and safety professionals. The program prepares students for a variety of positions, including roles of safety engineers and safety supervisors.
     For more information about the OSH&E program, email or call 985-549-2189.
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