There is a growing demand for safety and health professionals as businesses and organizations respond to heightened market and societal expectations. The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to providing high quality, interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates previous and new learning experiences to enhance the student's intellect, scientific expertise and professional integrity.
Students develop an understanding of occupational and environmental safety issues, and the need for businesses and organizations to effectively manage them. In addition to learning regulatory, financial and social rationales that support initiatives in the workplace, they also strengthen their ability to influence risk perception with appropriate communication strategies.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater occupational safety major Sarah Niehueser balances hands-on learning in a traditionally male-dominated field with a part-time job, being a student-athlete and competing for — and winning — a national pageant.
Student orgs » Active student organizations provide opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and industry professionals.
Faculty » The college develops and retains high quality faculty who strive for excellence, are current in their fields, and make scholarly contributions. See open faculty positions »
Internships » The best way to gain relevant work experience and obtain career positions is through an internship. Occupational Safety majors are required to complete a semester-long internship before graduation.
Career outcomes » Occupational Safety majors have a 97 percent placement rate within six months of graduation, while Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety graduates have a 100 percent placement rate. See MS ESH career outcome info.
Scholarships » With support by generous donors, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to UW-Whitewater students.
Student Development » Through a number of practical worksite activities and a required semester-long internship, undergraduate students apply their coursework and classroom experiences to real-world occupational or environmental safety and health problems before they graduate.
Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (262) 472-1117