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industrial hygiene

 Industrial hygienists are scientists and engineers committed to protecting the health and safety of people in the workplace and community.

Industrial Hygiene


 Industrial Hygiene Resources




At Colorado State University, we offer an exciting, rigorous curriculum that allows us to train our students in the fields of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety within the same degree program.

We teach students how to recognize, assess, and control workplace hazards. Our ABET accredited Industrial Hygiene program is also a Qualified Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. As a graduate of the Industrial Hygiene program, one can apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner designation through the BCSP.

In addition to basic Industrial Hygiene courses, we also offer multidisciplinary training in ergonomics, occupational safety, and aerosol science, specialized in bioaerosols and nanoparticles. Our department hosts the Colorado OSHA Consultation Program that provides on-the-job learning opportunities for our students.

Our program emphasizes hands-on and technical skills, so students get the training that is necessary to succeed upon graduation. Our graduates have obtained employment at national laboratories, government agencies, private industries, universities, and consulting firms as occupational health managers, professors, and practitioners.

Three Industrial Hygiene degrees:

  • Plan A Master's degree that requires original research with a thesis.
  • Plan B Master’s degree that requires work experience and a professional paper.
  • PhD degree.

Our Plan A Master’s and our PhD degree programs allow our students to specialize in a research area of their interest.


Produce competent occupational and environmental hygiene practitioners who demonstrate effective technical skills, communication skills, leadership, and management abilities in using the scientific method to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control occupational and environmental stressors.


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​1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1681

(970) 491-7038

​(970) 491-2940