May 19, 2019
About the Program
Occupational Health Science is a science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards in the workplace. The industrial hygienist performs qualitative and quantitative workplace exposure assessments of adverse chemical, physical, radiological, and biological agents. The goal of occupational health science is to control such exposures to prevent fatalities, injuries, and/or illnesses that impact the health, performance and well-being of workers. At Purdue the occupational health science program emphasis is on exposure assessment and use of engineering controls to eliminate such hazards.
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 HLTH-Occupational Health Science include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Major Requirements (89 credits)
Required Courses for Other Departments (23-24 credits)
All students must complete 32 credits of 30000 level or higher courses at Purdue for graduation
120 credits required for Bachelor of Science degree
HSCI Humanities, Behavioral/Social Sciences Selectives List - select any course(s) from the following subjects
- Anthropology (ANTH)
- Art & Design (AD)
- Classics (CLCS)
- Communication (COM)
- Dance (DANC)
- Economics (ECON)
- English (ENGL)
- Foreign Languages & Literatures (FLL)
- History (HIST)
- Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS)
- Music (MUS)
- Philosophy (PHIL)
- Political Science (POL)
- Psychology (PSY)
- Sociology (SOC)
- Theatre (THTR)
Spring 4th Year
- English Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Crdeit Hours: 3.00
- HSCI Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 2.00
*Satisfies a University Core Requirement.
**Must earn a grade of at least a C in HSCI 34500 , HSCI 34600 , HSCI 34800 , HSCI 44600 , and HSCI 58000 .
Students must complete 32 credit hours of 30000 level or higher courses for graduation at Purdue
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
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Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.