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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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The master of science degree in industrial hygiene is accredited by the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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 master 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:

  • Principles and methods of industrial hygiene
  • Principles and methods of ergonomics
  • Principles and methods of safety
  • Principles of environmental sciences (environmental elective)
  • Principles of epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Principles and methods of control of physical and chemical hazards

Outcome 1 assessment plan.

Outcome 2. The ability to apply knowledge of math, science and industrial hygiene.
Outcome 2 assessment plan.

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.
Outcome 3 assessment plan.

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.
Outcome 4 assessment plan.

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.
Outcome 6 assessment plan.

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.
Outcome 8 assessment plan.