Industrial Hygiene Program Accreditation and Assessment

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the IMSE department is to advance our professions through innovative and high quality academic programs, relevant research, and professional services that address the needs of West Virginia, the nation and the world.

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Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

Drawing from the university's mission, the program mission, the needs of our constituents, and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission Criteria of ABET, the following educational objectives were developed for the Masters of Science program in Industrial Hygiene:

  1. Practice Industrial Hygiene and to initiate and develop leadership roles in business, industry, and/or government.
  2. Continue professional development and life-long learning.
  3. Interact in society and business in a professional, ethical manner to promote occupational and environmental health.
  4. Be proficient in written and oral communication and to utilize people-oriented skills in individual and team environments.
  5. Apply the skills from Industrial Hygiene to be proficient in his or her chosen field or doctoral studies.

These objectives have been published on the departmental website and in the catalog.

Student Outcomes

In order to meet the Program Educational Objectives of the Industrial Hygiene program, students must be able to meet the following educational outcomes at the time of their graduation:

Outcome 1. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice such as:

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Outcome 2. The ability to apply knowledge of math, science, and Industrial Hygiene.
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Outcome 3. The ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, develop implementation strategies, and shape recommendations so that results will be achieved and findings will be communicated effectively.
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Outcome 4. The ability to work individually, in teams, and/or in multi-disciplinary teams to identify, formulate, and solve problems using Industrial Hygiene, safety, and ergonomics knowledge, skills, and tools.
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Outcome 5. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs.
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Outcome 6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and the broad education and a knowledge of contemporary issues necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context.
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Outcome 7. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
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Outcome 8. The professional characteristics expected of a successful Industrial Hygienist.
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