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2022-2023 University of Central Missouri Student Section Officers

  • President
    Kyle Rainey
  • Vice President
    Alexis Baxter
  • Secretary
    Cade McNeeley
  • Treasurer
    Jesse Matthes

Opportunity in Action with UCM’s Occupational Risk and Safety Sciences Degree Programs

Assistant Professor Wesley Tinker and recent graduate, Samantha Deason, describe how they put “Opportunity in Action” within the University of Central Missouri’s safety sciences program. Located within UCM’s School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety, the safety degrees are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. Undergraduate students may select from a number of options to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety. Graduate degree offerings include a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene and a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management.

Why choose Occupational Safety at UCM?

The Safety Science Program provides diverse safety and health programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The curricula are designed to enhance the professional success of the student. The faculty will provide opportunities for the student to develop communication and problem solving skills, networking, and an understanding of safety and health values. You’ll learn the safety sciences issues faced in local, national, and global contexts, and how to identify technical solutions to occupational safety and health problems. In addition to achievement awards, UCM’s safety programs have more than nine scholarships available to students.  

Earn your Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation along with your UCM BS degree!

All Occupational Safety majors are awarded the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation upon application at graduation. A GSP is an alternate path toward the professional certification of Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Only students who graduate from a Qualified Academic Program meeting the standards of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals are eligible for the GSP designation, making it highly respected.

For more information, please contact us

Occupational Safety Management Coordinator & Advisor
Dr. Miaozong Wu, ARM, LMU, CSP
Humphreys 320
(660) 543-4411
UCM School of Safety Website