The University of Central Oklahoma is ranked as a top institution for its Bachelor of Science in occupational safety according to a recent national ranking by Best Health Degrees. Central ranked 12 out of 25 and is one of only two institutions in Oklahoma on the list.
Programs were assessed on affordability, accreditation, reputation and salary potential. Data sources include the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. News and World Report, among other higher education rating publications.
“We are honored and humbled to be mentioned alongside the other fine universities on the list,” said Dean Findley, Ph.D., associate professor of adult education and safety sciences at UCO. (story continues below)

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“This recognition reinforces the hard work of our occupational safety students, faculty and staff. It also speaks well for the university as a whole. Our students and those that hire our graduates have long recognized the value of the education received at UCO.”
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in occupational safety, Central offers a minor in occupational safety that can be completed 100% online or in person.
The occupational safety program is accredited as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP) from the National Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). This allows safety graduates to apply for the GSP designation upon graduation, by passing the Associate Safety Professional exam on their path toward the Certified Safety Professional certification (CSP).
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