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Safety Management (SFTY)

The safety management program provides the classroom knowledge and experience needed to be a safety specialist who is qualified to design, develop, and implement safety programs in business, industry, and government. The safety management program at Indiana State University is one of the first to offer a bachelor's degree in the United States.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The safety management program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, In addition, the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accredits the program, which continues to be one of the most thorough in the country, covering all aspects of the profession. The optional minor in construction management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The optional minor in insurance and risk management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program in Safety Management, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and classify common hazards (workplace and general)
  • Assess and explain risk and the different perceptions of risk by individuals and segments of the population
  • Prepare safety and health education and training materials
  • Determine the proper method of managing workforce acceptance of safety procedures, training and engineering
  • Select the proper collection, reporting, and summarization methods for incident reporting
  • Prioritize and recommend the proper action level (design, safety device, warning device, training or PPE) and control techniques for loss exposure (engineering controls, administrative control, or PPE) to prevent injuries and property losses.
  • Gain the necessary quantitative and analytical skills to manage a safety department regarding the economic, financial, and decision making aspects of safety management