Safety professionals protect us from harm in the workplace. This can include anything from equipment to work culture to natural disasters and more.
A lot of work in safety is about prevention. When accidents do happen, safety professionals use their expertise to identify the problem and develop plans to prevent accidents from happening again. Thanks to their efforts, people are able to return home from work healthy and whole, and employers can expect fewer losses from accidents.
Point of Pride
The student organization in the Safety program was recognized by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) in 2017 and 2019 as the best in the nation.
Why study Safety?
It takes confidence and experience to recognize and control workplace safety. Illinois State is home to one of only 20 accredited safety programs in the nation. It's also the only one offered in Illinois.
We'll give you all the confidence and skills you need to be an effective leader in safety.
Safety at Illinois State gives you plenty of hands-on experience. Many of the courses in safety include a lab. You also get opportunities to take part in simulated drills and incident scenarios.
You can apply what you learn outside of the classroom. Our internship experience lets you choose from more than 130 employers. These include governmental agencies, consulting, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, and construction. You'll work directly with professionals in the field, protecting people from harm in the workplace.
All the hands-on experience offered with our program mirrors what you'll be doing as a professional. Not only will you be well-prepared for your career, you'll also graduate from our program with a professional certification.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!