Program Overview

While scientists and everyday people are becoming more aware of our effect on the environment, the federal governments along with other national governments have mandated a certain level of regulation in business. As a result, specialized professionals with an understanding of environmental regulations can either act as advisors to businesses or auditors for environmental agencies.  These regulations are intended to prevent damage of local ecosystems, prevent the release of pollution into the environment and protect animal and plant species which are at risk or in danger. Every kind of business whether undertaking production or construction, must verify that they meet all environmental safety regulations or the face fines or injunctions which would result in a stoppage of production.

Columbia Southern University offers the Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health with a specialization in Environmental Management degree for those seeking growth as professionals in the fields of safety, environment, & health. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education, because at this point, students are professionals who may not be able to meet the needs of a normal class schedule. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning.

The curriculum involved in this course is for students who are now experienced professionals, seeking advanced education in safety & accident prevention, safety engineering, training & development, ergonomics, research methodology, advanced industrial hygiene, fire protection technology, toxicology, advanced air quality control, advanced pollution prevention, advanced solid waste management, and industrial & hazardous waste management. The master’s degree is a prestigious degree and represents the intelligence, diligence, and dedication of the holder. A degree in Occupational Safety & Health with a specialization in Environmental Management shows that the professional with the Master’s is a leader in their field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    The minimum requirement for graduate acceptance is a conferred bachelors degree.


    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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