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Occupational Health and Safety - BASc

Is it for you?

This program, the only one of its kind in Canada, teaches students how to create the safest possible workplaces. You’ll help prevent injury and illness by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological and chemical hazards. You’ll also develop and implement initiatives that improve health and safety in work environments across every sector. A paid co-op option, laboratory testing and analysis, workplace visits and an independent research project prepare you to achieve board certifications or professional designations and impact diverse workplaces.

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Program info

Faculty of Community Services

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

5-Year Co-op

2-Year option for university graduates

2-Year diploma to degree pathway

Bachelor of Applied Science

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,340 - $7,813
Out-of-province students: $8,402 - $9,101
International students: $35,063 - $36,374

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


2nd Semester


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Your future

Your work will impact a variety of areas such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Forestry
  • Law enforcement
  • Construction and trade
  • Health and safety evaluation, training and monitoring services
  • Health and safety consultation
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Workplace wellness
  • Disability case management
  • Senior-level policy or program management
  • You’ll be prepared to achieve board certifications or professional designations such as Canadian registered safety professional, registered occupational hygienist, certified industrial hygienist or certified safety professional
  • Graduate studies in industrial hygiene or ergonomics


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program-specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • One of Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • Note: The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 60-70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Note: Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university will not be considered for admission to the four-year degree program.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at: Admission Requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university including three (lower or upper level) liberal studies courses.
  • Applicants must have as part of their degree (or other post-secondary education) credit for at least one single-term course in chemistry (equivalent to CHY 104).
  • Successful candidates may apply for up to six single-term transfer credits based on their previous university studies.
  • Completion of the Workplace Safety and Prevention Diploma from Lambton College, Seneca College or Cambrian College with a minimum B/3.0/70% overall average.

Student spotlight

Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley

"The program was critical to my career path. Without it and subsequent work experience, I don’t think I would have the confidence to lead all these areas that I do today— such as disability management, OHS compliance, food safety, sustainability, and more. It all started thanks to the degree program at TMU."

Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley (Occupational and Public Health ’04) Executive Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ), Dexterra Group Inc.

Read more: Canada’s Safety Diva’ shines a light on the importance of safe workplaces for all

Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley wearing a choose safety shirt standing against a brick wall.

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.