Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

This program provides individuals with the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace. The program is designed to increase the knowledge and expertise of personnel associated with the field of occupational safety and health.

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At UC, You Can

Gain the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace through this professional certificate program. Learn how to effectively manage hazards, develop a formal safety plan, minimize risk, and lead a job safety analysis. Customize this certificate to your speciality through your choice of electives. 

This certificate will help you to reach your ultimate goal, whether that be a degree, a career or promotion, recognition for your skills in the civilian world, or a life accomplishment. 

Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, students interested in pursuing a degree may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

     4 required courses 
+  2 electives                     
6 courses (18 credits)


Sample Courses

Professional Ethics 
Principles of Industrial Hygiene 
Hazardous Materials Safety Management 

A Pathway to Your Degree

The professional certificate in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety can be used as a stepping stone toward the completion of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Technology, Leadership, and Management. Certificates allow you to earn your degree one step at a time, adding credentials to your resume along of the way. 

How You'll Get There

At UC, we support you on your individual path. Whether you are just starting out or picking up where you left off, we work with you to accomplish your goals. As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

You may take advantage of our prior learning assessment, applying transfer credit, trainings and assessments, military experience, work experience, and self-taught skills toward your certificate. 

An Expert Advisor

All matriculating students are assigned a on-on-one advisor, who is both an adjunct professor and an expert in their field. 

Flexible, Online Schedule 

These professional certificate courses are offered online for your convenience. Take them at the pace that works for you, working with your advisor to match your schedule with your goals. 

Individualized Support, More Affordable

At University College, you get the individualized attention of a private university at a more affordable cost. There are multiple options for financial aid, scholarships, and accelerated paths to get you to the degree you need. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process.

To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Tuition Costs & Fees: A valuable education you can afford
  • Financing Your Education: Filling out the FAFSA
  • Do You Live in Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Foster, Glocester or Pawtucket? Ask about RWU's lower-cost tuition agreements for residents of these communities.
  • Military: We can help you navigate the application process for tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits, and other tuition benefits, which include waived application fee and discounted tuition rates for service members and spouses, as well as financial aid.
  • Employers & Municipalities: Many employers, including municipalities, will reimburse tuition costs. Ask your HR team for details about your benefits.

image of Josselyn Velasquez-Florian, UC Career Pathway Specialist

Questions? Meet Josselyn

Everyone has questions.

Our Pathway Specialist, Josselyn Velasquez-Florian, has answers. Call her at (401) 254-4807 or email jvelasquez-florian@rwu.edu