Keene State College in New Hampshire has added a new Construction Safety Sciences degree to its 2018 program offerings. It's the first of its kind in the United States.
The program prepares students for a variety of occupational safety and health program management positions in the private and public sectors. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, hazard identification and prioritization, problem solving, cost effectiveness, professional skills in programmatic management, and safety and environmental regulatory compliance. Graduates can pursue graduate study or transition directly into careers in loss control, risk management, organizational safety, and consulting. Students will also have an opportunity to minor in construction safety sciences.