Bachelor of science in occupational safety and health completion sequence for Certified Safety Professionals
The School of Health Sciences offers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) through a CSP to BS OSH completion program. The student outcomes and educational objectives established for the BS OSH program are the same for traditional and CSP students, including course objectives and teaching methodologies.
Students who have satisfactorily completed a regionally accredited associate or baccalaureate degree and who possess a valid, current CSP certification may apply for admission to the CSP to BS OSH degree completion program. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better is required for admission to the CSP to BS OSH degree completion sequence.
Certified safety professionals with a GPA below 2.50 may be admitted to the University under pre-CSP OSH status and change to CSP BS OSH status upon completion of a minimum of 12 credits (applicable to the OSH program) at Oakland University with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Certified safety professionals must complete all credits and/or courses required in the BS OSH degree program. Completion may be achieved in the following manner:
1. Graduates from a regionally accredited associate or bachelor degree program
May transfer a maximum of 62 credits from community colleges that apply to the BS OSH degree program requirements. In addition, 22 Occupational Safety and Health credits will be granted through a course competency process. This process includes:
- Successful completion of the CSP examination
- Evidence of a valid, current CSP certification
- Registration for competency credits as per the OU Undergraduate Catalog
- Registration for approved competency credit courses to include OSH 100 , OSH 225 , OSH 235 , OSH 331 , OSH 332 , OSH 441 , and OSH 442
2. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Occupational Safety and Health
Must complete a minimum of 125 credits as outlined in the official Oakland University catalog. The minimum required courses may be satisfied through a combination of credits delivered by Oakland University, transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions of higher education, and CSP competency credits. A minimum of 32 credits must be upper division credits from Oakland University.