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Important Catalog Information

Due to the planned consolidation during the summer of 2020, of the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, into a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.


Concentration: Occupational Safety (Code: SFM)
Delivery: Traditional

Starting in Fall 2018, this concentration has been consolidated into the Environmental and Occupational Health concentration.

The Occupational Safety concentration is intended for students with backgrounds in science or engineering seeking a professional public health career in occupational safety. In addition to core public health courses, the concentration builds upon a variety of courses enabling the student to recognize, evaluate and control existing and potential safety hazards due to faulty equipment, process design, chemical storage and handling. Students are trained to apply these safety principles in assessing engineering controls, personal protective techniques, administrative practices, conducting facility audits and to know when to consult with other environmental and occupational health and safety professionals to prevent or control work related injuries, illnesses or discomfort in the workplace. The program is a collaborative effort between the College of Public Health and the College of Engineering.

Program of Study

If you have questions on your program, please contact your Academic Advisor.

If you are a current student, you may access your Degree Works planner (you may also access Degree Works from my.usf.edu or OASIS. You may view your current progress in Archivum at usf.appiancloud.com/. (See Archivum instructions.) 

If you are not a current student, or want to view program requirements from a different catalog year please use these sources: 

There may be circumstances in which a student may need to change their catalog year. This must be initiated through a discussion with your academic advisor. Details regarding USF policy on changing catalog year can be found at https://catalog.usf.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=1375#students-major-degree-requirements

2017 Competencies

MPH Competencies
Occupational Safety Competencies

 Previous Competencies

2011 - 2016 Competencies

Graduate Advising

Please refer to the full list of graduate advisors available on the MPH Graduate Advising page.



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