Prepare yourself to enter exciting career opportunities as safety and health professionals or health and fitness professionals. Manage health and safety risks in a work environment through the development of safe work policies, or pursue graduate work in industrial hygiene, safety, or health-related areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or cardiac rehabilitation. The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professional may work wherever health or safety hazards or concerns exist.
The B.S. in OSH program at Montana Tech is the only established one in the five state region encompassing North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana and is the only program in the United States offered by a primarily minerals and energy engineering college. The Montana Tech OSH program is interdisciplinary and gives the student a background in the sciences and pertinent engineering areas. Emphasis is placed on hands-on work in the laboratory and/or relating the subject matter to real world situations. The quality of the program has been recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through annual training grants providing scholarships for students majoring in OSH and Industrial Hygiene. Opportunities exist for internship appointments in government and industry.