The Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Science provides the student with skills and knowledge for a career in Aviation Safety or Occupational Health and is normally completed in eight semesters. The program delivers an effective foundation in safety that prepares the student for any industrial setting and allows each student to select an Aviation Safety or Occupational Safety and Health area of concentration.
The Department of Safety Science is located in the Robertson Aviation Safety Center where classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices are convenient for daily interaction with other students and faculty. The Department of Safety Science provides a unique opportunity at the Prescott campus for students to interact with graduate students since it is the only department offering a Master’s degree.
This Master's degree can also be achieved in combination with a Bachelors degree with the Five-Year Safety Science program.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Science is designed to provide the student the following expertise:
- Familiarity with the fundamentals of the ancillary disciplines that are essential to the practice of safety: aviation safety, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics/human factors, and quantitative methods
- Ability to understand research processes, techniques and procedures, and to draw appropriate conclusions from the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data
- Knowledge of the basic approaches to accident investigation
- Understanding of the breadth of application of the discipline of safety science, including ground and occupational safety as well as product safety, aviation safety, flight safety, and air crash investigation
- Use appropriate tools for the analysis of safety data to draw inferences about cause, effect, and prevention
View requirements for the B.S in Safety Science degree on the Catalog site.
Dr. Bowen specializes in aviation psychology, safety culture, and statistical/research methodological assessment methods in safety.
Maxwell Fogleman, Ph.D., MPH, CPE has been on the faculty of the Department of Safety Science since the first class matriculated into the master’s degree program in August of 2001.
Director, Robertson Safety Institute
Dr. Luedtke specializes in women’s contributions to aviation, service quality in aviation, effects of marketing in aviation, and situational awareness.
Bill Waldock, Professor, Safety Science