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2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Health Science, BS


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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


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Major Course Requirements (89 credits)


A minimum grade of “C” is required for HSCI 34500, 34600, 34800, 44600, and 58000.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (23-24 credits)


Electives (7-8 credits)


An Ethics course, such as PHIL 11000 or PHIL 29000 is highly recommended.

Additional Requirements


Occupational Health Science Selective List  

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


16-17 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • English Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HSCI Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

14 Credits


Notes


  • A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
  • *Must earn a grade of at least a C in HSCI 34500, 34600, 34800, 44600, and 58000 and they cannot be taken as pass/no pass.
  • **An internship is strongly recommended but is not required; HSCI 44500  can be taken as an elective if the student has had a previous acceptable industrial hygiene work experience.
  • Students must complete 32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or higher for graduation at Purdue
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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

Critical Course


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.

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