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Industrial Hygiene

In our industrial hygiene program, scientific principles with emphasis of chemistry are applied for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of health workplace hazards that are derived from exposure to biological, chemical, or physical agents. The major in industrial hygiene is designed to prepare students for direct entry into positions in industrial, government and other organizations as industrial hygienists and for entry into graduate programs in industrial hygiene This program is proud to state its educational objectives and student outcomes, and its annual student enrollment and graduation data. Requirements for the industrial hygiene major include prescribed ancillary courses in biology, computer science, mathematics and physics. The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in industrial hygiene. To fulfill the requirements of the industrial hygiene degree within four years, use the recommended 4-year plan as a guide.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

HRS

A. General Studies Component

30–41

B. Industrial Hygiene Major Requirements:

8

  • Organic Chemistry (CH 311, CH 311L, CH 312, CH 312L)

10

  • Quantitative Analysis (CH 321, CH 321LW)

5

  • Instrumental Analysis (CH 322, CH 322LW)

5

  • Applied Physical Chemistry (CH 341, CH 341L)

4

  • Environmental Regulations (CH 465)

3

3

  • Industrial Ergonomics (IH 310, IH 310L)

4

  • Industrial Safety (IH 311)

3

  • Industrial Hygiene Problems (IH 322)

3

  • Industrial Toxicology (IH 333)

3

  • Airborne Hazards (IH 422, IH 422L)

4

  • Sampling Methods in Industrial Hygiene (IH 444, IH 444L)

4

  • Special Topics in Occupational Health and Safety (IH 490)

3

  • Capstone Project in Industrial Hygiene (IH 496)

1

TOTAL

63

Prescribed Supporting courses:

 
  • Biology, Principles (BI 111)

4

  • Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology (BI 241, BI 242)

8

  • Biology, Microbiology (BI 307)

4

  • Computer Science, Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125), Computer Skills for Problem-Solving (CS 135), or Computer Science I (CS 155)


3

  • Mathematics, Pre-Calculus Algebra (MA 112), Calculus for Business and Life Sciences (MA 121, MA 122), or Calculus I (MA 125) and Calculus II (MA 126)

8–9

  • Mathematics, Elementary Statistics I (MA 147)

3

  • Physics, Technical (PH 251, PH 252)

10

TOTAL

40–41

D. Minor: A minor is not required for the Industrial Hygiene Major.

E. General Elective Hours: to bring total to 128.

Recommendations for electives include Biology 407; Biology/Chemistry 441; Earth Science 375; Industrial Hygiene 495.