Accreditation – Industrial Hygiene

The Master of Science with a specialization in industrial hygiene is accredited by the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET. Curriculum is designed to prepare individuals both technically and philosophically to practice the science and art of industrial hygiene. The industrial hygiene program strives to maintain a balance between its historical emphasis on a small number of individually trained students and the required breadth of the interdisciplinary training implicit in the profession.

Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduation from the industrial hygiene program, alumni are expected to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills learned from the Industrial Hygiene program to be proficient in the practice of occupational and/or environmental health
  • Take a leadership role in business, industry, and/or government
  • Continue professional development and life-long learning
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Work well in both individual and team environments
  • Obtain professional certification/licensure

Student Outcomes

What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics, physics, epidemiology, chemistry, environmental and occupational health
  • Formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  • Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a range of audiences
  • Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • Academic Year 2018-19
    • New master’s students: 2
    • Total students enrolled: 11
    • Total students graduated: 2
  • Academic Year 2017-18
    • New master’s students: 2
    • Total students enrolled: 10
    • Total students graduated: 3
  • Academic Year 2016-17
    • New master’s students: 4
    • Total students enrolled: 8
    • Total students graduated: 2