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Environmental Safety Management (B.S.)

Major: Environmental Safety Management

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: 43-45

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

Did you know that Ohio and Pennsylvania are in the nation’s top five states for employment in the growing environmental safety management field*? To meet this growing demand, Thiel’s environmental safety management program has been designed to include a pipeline to internships and jobs.

Your Thiel College environmental safety management degree is the first step toward a variety of gratifying jobs, ranging from teaching to fieldwork, and some require further education to qualify. Even though each job may specialize in a certain area of environmental safety, they do retain some similarities.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2018-2019) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Apply interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to environmental and safety problems.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of techniques used to collect and analyze environmental and safety data that inform decision-making in industry and the public.
  3. Communicate effectively on environmental health and safety topics and data.
  4. Apply the principles of management to promote environmentally-conscious decision-making in industry and the public.
  5. High-impact advising and mentoring through major advising and career-related internships will provide students with the support they need to find their path in an environmental safety-related field.
  6. The major's core requirements map to common entrance requirements for related master’s degree programs.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to environmental safety management majors are:

  • Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College
  • Thomas J. Brazelton Memorial Geology Award
  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Maenpa Family Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship Fund at Thiel College
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • Jim Miller Scholarship
  • J. Scott Morrison Endowment for Science and Religion
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship
  • ACEC/PA Eric J. Gennuso and LeRoy D. (Bud) Loy, Jr. Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. An environmental safety management major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Environmental Club
  • American Society of Safety Professionals Student Section, NWPA Chapter
  • Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.


Here are just a few post-graduation opportunities available to environmental safety management majors:

  • Work with senior management as a corporate health and safety director – earn a median salary of $126,800.*
  • Health and safety engineers merge the knowledge of systems engineering and health and safety to assure chemicals, machinery, software and all other consumer products will not harm people or property – earn a median salary of $84,600.*
  • Environmental health and safety specialist – earn a median salary of $77,946.*
  • OSHA inspectors are hired through the U.S. Department of Labor. Career paths include industrial hygienists, safety engineers and safety/occupational health specialists – earn a media salary up to $72,000.*
  • Choose from multiple career paths as a food safety inspector – earn a median salary of up to $62,000.*

H&S technicians and specialists can also be found in local government, general medical and surgical hospitals, truck and rail transportation, waste treatment and disposal, scientific research and development and agriculture.

*Job and salary information from the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics