The specialization in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Plan A, is based on a multidisciplinary group of faculty and courses aimed at enhancing the workplace in terms of safety, process and product quality, and the quality of work life. The foundation of the program is driven by the utilization of a systems approach in human-centered design and in the most current safety theories and practice. The program integrates a multidisciplinary approach from psychology, engineering, the health sciences and safety to better understand and optimize human well-being and overall system performance in the workplace.
Graduates from this master's program are typically employed as health and safety managers, ergonomic consultants, safety specialists, human factor specialists and risk analysts. Companies hiring our graduates often include manufacturing companies, consulting firms, municipalities, universities, medical device companies and insurance companies.
Effective Fall 2019
|DM 575||Human Factors in Design||3|
|ERHS 520||Environmental and Occupational Health Issues||3|
|ERHS 526||Industrial Hygiene||3|
|ERHS 528||Occupational Safety||3|
|ERHS 532||Epidemiologic Methods||3|
|ERHS 540||Principles of Ergonomics||3|
|ERHS 541||Ergonomics in Product and Process Design||3|
|ERHS 637||Environment, Safety, and Health Management||3|
|ERHS 679||Occ Env Health Interdisciplinary Symposium||2|
|PSY 692D||Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology||1|
|PSY 792D||Advanced Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
|Select one course from the following:||4|
|Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software|
|Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software|
|Program Total Credits:||37|
A minimum of 37 credits are required to complete this program.