Pre-Environmental Health and Safety A.A.

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Pre-Environmental Health and Safety A.A.

Department: Biology

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

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What Is Pre-Environmental Health and Safety A.A.?

Environmental health and safety professionals protect people as well as the environment by helping companies develop and implement sustainability plans, advocating for worker’s safety and more.

Students who earn this degree at SCC and qualify for admission to Missouri Southern State University’s Bachelor of Science Degree program in environmental health can take advantage of a seamless transfer process. The four-year degree is one of only 30 environmental health degrees in the United States accredited by the National Environmental Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). MSSU’s bachelor’s degree is offered on campus or online (facilitated by an SCC faculty member), so our students have the opportunity to complete the entire program without ever leaving SCC.

Students who graduate from Missouri Southern State University’s Environmental Health and Safety program have a 97 percent job placement rate.

Occupational Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental health-related careers will more than 19 percent over the next 10 years.

Salary Outlook

In Missouri, employees working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health, earn a mean average of $49,060 depending on education, experience and employer. Environmental science and protection technicians, including health, earn a mean average of $38,760 in Missouri.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pre-Environmental Health and Safety Careers

Graduates with a degree in pre-environmental health and safety are employed in careers such as air pollution specialist, drinking and ground water specialist, emergency management specialist, environmental specialist, environmental scientist, epidemiologist, food safety expert, hazardous and solid waste specialist, industrial hygienist, occupational safety expert, surface water specialist, toxicologist and water pollution specialist.

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