Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance
Occupational Safety experts assess exposure to, evaluate the consequences of, and institute techniques for control of occupational hazards. Environmental Compliance experts perform and maintain industrial hygiene, safety engineering, environmental sanitation, fire protection and/or radiological health. Georgia Southern's graduate certificate in Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance helps students explore solutions to a variety of current issues.
"Students seeking a Graduate Certificate would be admitted by COGS under a Non-Degree Certificate admission status. Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance would be required to hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution. They would be required to have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher and/or a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Standardized test scores such as the GMAT or GRE would not be required for the Graduate Certificate. Admission as Non-Degree Certificate does not guarantee subsequent admission to a graduate degree program. That is a separate process and different criteria must be met.
Upon recommendation of the Graduate Program Director and approval from the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, credit earned in a certificate program may be applied to a graduate degree program. Upon recommendation of the Graduate Program Director and approval from the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, a maximum of six (6) credits earned before the student entered the certificate program may be applied to that program. The minimum grade requirements for the graduate certificate are the same as those for graduate degrees. For graduate credit, the grade in a course must be "C" or higher. To remain in good standing, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. To be awarded a graduate certificate, the student a. must not be on probation, b. must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on graduate coursework and on coursework applied to the certificate, c. must meet all the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and the student's certificate program, and d. must be enrolled during the semester in which the certificate requirements are completed. The College of Graduate Studies residence requirements and the requirements for a comprehensive final examination do not automatically apply to the graduate certificate program A complete disclosure of policies regarding admission is provided in the university catalog. Students who subsequently are awarded admission into a degree program may transfer certificate courses into the degree program if recommended by the Graduate Program Director.
Program of Study The Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance would require a total of 12 credits. This would include 6 credits of required courses and 6 credits of restricted electives. The proposed courses are as follows: