The minor in agricultural safety and health is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the occupational safety and health issues associated with production agriculture. The program familiarizes students with the primary injury and illness control methodologies of behavioral persuasion and motivation, engineering design, and regulation or enforcement and their related strengths and weaknesses of effecting injury and occupational illness rates among agricultural populations. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of how to develop a safety risk management plan for a farm or other agricultural related business.
A minimum of 18 hours and a 2.5 GPA is required for enrollment in this minor.
For more information about the agricultural safety and health minor, please contact:
Dr. Robert Aherin
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
An undergraduate minor is a coherent program of study requiring some depth in the subject, but not as extensive of a program as the major, and allow students to gain expertise in an area secondary to their major. Our campus has more than 100 undergraduate minors to choose from. Most minors entail a comprehensive study of the discipline, rather than focusing on a narrow subfield of study. In general, minors consist of at least 16 and no more than 21 hours of coursework.