Environmental Safety & Occupational Health

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Do you want to help create a healthier environment?
You can make a difference in the workplace, community, and the environment as a whole with our Environmental Safety & Occupational Health degree.

You might be wondering… what can you do with an environmental science degree? A lot!

OUR STUDENTS HAVE A 100% INTERNSHIP AND JOB PLACEMENT RATE!
Internships are abundant and PAID! Students are earning $10,000-$15,000 in one summer!

Our students are working in the areas of:
The Armed Forces – working with hazardous materials, environmental remediation, and emergency response.
Sustainability – a growing field investigating and implementing pollution prevention, waste minimization, energy conservation, or alternative energy
Occupational Health/Safety – monitor and maintain the health and safety of employees in the workplace.
Emergency Management – help protect the public by training, planning, and responding to natural and man-made disasters.
Industrial Hygiene – determine the potential hazards and exposure levels from work practices and come up with solutions to reduce or eliminate them.
Environmental Remediation – cleanup sites contaminated with biological or chemical agents or work as a health and safety officer protecting employees on site.
Environmental Scientist - analyze and inspect facilities and find solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and population.

You could work for government agencies & private sector areas such as…
-Homeland Security
-State Environmental Protection Agency
-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
-Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
-Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
-Fortune 500 manufacturers
-Petro-chemical
-Utility Companies
-Environmental Consulting
-Universities

Hear first-hand from one of our students
Hear first-hand from one of our faculty

100%
JOB PLACEMENT
The average UF student receives at least three job offers from national and international companies after graduation.
OSHA & USEPA
PROGRAM TRAINING
Students receive hands-on training in Occupational Safety
& Health Administration and the United States Environmental Protection Agency programs.
PAID
INTERNSHIPS
Abundant internship offers that can net more than $10,000 in one summer are available, many from Fortune 500 manufacturers.
25+
YEARS EXPERIENCE
Learn from the best! Instructors have more than 25 years of experience in the environmental field.
$50,000
STARTING SALARY
Our graduates start with an average annual salary of $50,000. Some of these positions are for Fortune 100 companies, environmental consulting firms, public health agencies, and county, state and federal level offices.
NATIONALLY
KNOWN ALL-HAZARDS TRAINING CENTER
Students work hands-on at our All-Hazards Training Center,
which is a nationally recognized disaster preparedness center.
ABET & EHAC
ACCREDITED
UF’s program is accredited by the American Board of Engineering Technology Applied Science Commission and the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council.