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Best Colleges for OSH Degrees
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:44:35 PM »
What are the best schools for obtaining a degree in occupational safety and health?

Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist


Re: Best Colleges for OSH Degrees
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 07:09:24 AM »
There are many colleges and universities with OSH degree programs.  I've always liked Columbia Southern University because it's online and accredited.  By the way, OSHAcademy students can save 10% on CSU tuition which more than pays for OSHAcademy course certificates.  A real win-win for students.


Re: Best Colleges for OSH Degrees
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 10:25:12 AM »
I am currently working on my Master's degree in Occupational Safety and Health through Columbia Southern University (CSU). It's a purely online degree, which some people may think means it's easy. Well, trust me, it's not. There is a lot of reading, weekly assignments, papers, and even proctored exams (for some courses). I am learning a lot. Still have a number of courses to go, but I get to choose when I start my next class, which let's me work schooling into my schedule. And, because I have the 132-hour OSH Professional certificate program completed, I get the 10% discount. Funny thing is, so much of what I learned taking the 132-hour OSH Professional program is in the coursework. I see it as prep work for my degree program, and it saved me a bundle of money overall.
Christopher Geigle
General Manager


Re: Best Colleges for OSH Degrees
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 04:15:24 AM »
There are options out there.

Fist and formemost is which accreditation you require, National or Regional and what level of degree you require, AAS, BS, MS.

You need to show due diligence in understanding the accreditation issue prior to selecting a school and undersrtand how it could possibly impact future employment or further education. I won't go on about this but it is definitely something worth thinking about.

There are several school thats come to mind, CSU, EKU and San Juan College. San Juan is only a Certificate and  Associates level degree granting school. EKU is regionally accedited but considerably more expensive that CSU. CSU is a great option with online classes and well recognized by professional safety organizations but the only possible drawback is that it carries national accreditation.

I plan on completing the CSU AAS-Safety as I have been evaluated and only lack a few classes, once I have completed my AS-Business and BS -Management or Psychology at other schools.
Just another safety guy trying to figure it out...........


Re: Best Colleges for OSH Degrees
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 09:22:31 AM »
I've heard many great things about EKU.  However, my degree is from CSU and I'm happy with that.
Chad Clifford, ASHM