Minor in Occupational Safety and Health

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,821 workers were killed on the job in 2014. As a future employer or manager it’s critical to understand how to keep your employees safe and healthy. Students in the Occupational Safety and Health minor will gain a basic understand of public health practices to address the risks at various workplaces and how to prevent injuries and fatalities.


The minor will consist of 15 hours of upper-level Public Health coursework.

The following 12 hours of coursework are required:

  • PHLT 331 – Occupational Safety and Health I
  • PHLT 333 - Accident Investigation
  • PHLT 432 – Human Factors and Ergonomics Health and Safety
  • PHLT 434 - Project Costs Benefits and Economics

Select 3 hours from the following coursework:

  • PHLT 330 - Environmental Health
  • PHLT 305 - Epidemiology in Public Health

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum, contact Annamarie Bokelmann 979.436.9333.

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply for the minor must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all Texas A&M coursework.
Print the OCHS minor application below in order to request and declare the minor. Interested students should first contact the Department of Public Health Studies at Room 121 in the School of Public Health or call 979.436.9463. The student’s home department must approve of the minor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to enroll in the minor to take any of these classes?

    No, these classes can be taken independent of the minor. You can declare the minor at any time as long as you have less than 90 credit hours.

  • Do I have to be a public health student to declare this minor?

    No, this minor is open to all undergraduate Texas A&M University students.

  • Are there any prerequisites or restrictions to take these courses?

    No, there are no prerequisites or restrictions to enroll in these courses.

  • When are these classes offered?

    Fall/Spring/Summer: PHLT 330, PHLT 305

    Fall only: PHLT 331, PHLT 432

    Spring only: PHLT 333, PHLT 434