Undergraduate Academic Programs




Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit https://sph.indiana.edu/academics/public/selectMinor.html to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Jim Sizemore for academic advising.

Jim Sizemore
Academic Advisor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH C002
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
(812) 855-3627
sizemor [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs outside the safety major, who wish to add a safety specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the minor.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Safety Core Courses (9 cr.):
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-S 151 Legal Aspects of Safety (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 251 Incident Investigation and Analysis (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 345 Safety Program Management (3 cr.)

Safety Elective Courses (6 cr.)
Complete two of the following courses:
(At least one course must be at the 300 level or above.)

  • SPEA-E 311 Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-E 452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-E 476 Environmental Law and Regulation (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 403 Public Health Program Planning (3 cr.)
  • SPH-H 460 Practicum in First Aid Instruction (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 332 Ergonomics and Human Factors (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 336 Emergency Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 415 Safety Education and Training (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 491 Readings in Safety Education (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 492 Research in Safety Education (3 cr.)
  • Other course elective at the 300/400 level as approved by advisor

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