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Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Safety and Health

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Earn a bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, become a safety professional

With a degree in safety, you'll understand the requirements of what it takes for wide range of safety careers in related fields. You will acquire a strong foundation in safety, risk management, and management skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), meeting the qualified credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

QAP Approved

What does it mean to be a Qualified Academic Program (QAP)?

A QAP is a bachelors, masters, or PhD academic degree program in safety, health, and the environment (SH&E) whose required course curriculum has been reviewed by BCSP and has been found to be a substantial match to the current Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) examination blueprint.

Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), a BCSP-approved credential necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®). It is only available to SH&E graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards.

What are the benefits to a student who becomes a GSP?

  • Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice.
  • Recognition for being on a path toward the CSP certification.
  • A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility.
  • A certificate awarding the GSP designation.
  • Inclusion in the BCSP Credential Holder Directory and a digital badge.
  • Access to the BCSP Career Center.(

Why Capitol?

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action.

The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.

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Key Faculty

Darin Dillow

Darin Dillow

Professor of Practice and Program Director Safety

Darin has served in a number of roles throughout the industry for the last 20 years. He has served in roles such as Safety Director, Director of Operations, and currently CEO of a company located in Lexington, KY.  His academic tenure has been obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Science with a concentration in Occupational Safety and Health from Eastern KY University, an M.B.A. from Midway University, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Occupational Safety and Health from Capitol Technology University. He has also completed a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University. However, his most proud accomplishment is being a husband to his wonderful wife and a father to his five children.

Dr. Drew Hinton

Dr. Drew Hinton

Adjunct Professor

Drew is a seasoned occupational safety and health (OSH) professional with over 15 years of progressive experience in a variety of industries. He is the current President/CEO of Arrow Safety, LLC, a safety consulting and training firm based out of Glasgow, KY. Drew holds a PhD in Occupational Health and Safety from Capitol Technology University and is an OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer for both general industry and construction industry.

Paul Dillow

Paul Dillow

Adjunct Professor

35 years of professional management and safety leadership experience and earned my Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation in 2003. Prior to my current position as CEO for Seabreeze Safety Solutions LLC, I served as a senior safety consultant for JJ Keller and president/CEO for Total Safety Inc. Prior to that, I served as safety director for AK Steel retiring after 31 years and Asst. Professor of Safety Technology for Marshall University, where I retired as Professor Emeritus in 2001. U.S. Air Force veteran.

Dr. Tyler Asher

Dr. Tyler Asher

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Tyler Asher currently works for Performance Contracting Group. Thoroughly knowledgeable of all safety and health technical requirements, considerations and protective measures to be instituted to achieve an accident-free work site. Particularly skilled in implementing safety training and performing safety inspections and hazard/risk analysis. Safety experience also translates into review and analysis of all subcontractors on-site to assure that all participants of the construction effort maintain the highest safety. Bachelors in Science with a degree in Safety Management and a Masters in Occupational Safety and Health. Dr. Tyler Asher also has a PhD in Occupational Health & Safety with a focus in Virology, Heat Illness, and Fatigue Management from the University of Capitol Technology University.

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Degree Details

The bachelor of science in occupational safety and health is a total of 121 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses. NOTE- Transfer students who wish to use the BS Occupational Safety and Health degree to meet the qualifications for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), may not transfer in courses for the 42 credits in Safety or for the 16 credits in Math and Sciences.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
  • Standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
  • Partnership rate $360 per credit, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2022-2023 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

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