The fire protection and safety engineering technology (FPSET) curriculum provides
preparation for assessing and reducing the loss potential with respect to fire, safety,
industrial hygiene, and hazardous material incidents.
Why FPSET at OSU?
The FPSET program began at Oklahoma State University in 1937. The demand for loss
control specialists has resulted in the evolution of the program into one that places
emphasis on fire protection, safety, and occupational/environmental health. The program
prepares graduates for careers in loss control, which is segmented into three major
areas: loss from fire, physical accidents, and environmental exposure.
Design – Safety Coordinator – Environmental Health & Safety
Specialist – Building Inspector – Code Enforcement and Plan
Reviewer – Fire Inspector – Fire Marshall – Environmental Health & Safety Engineer-Hazardous
Materials Specialist – Industrial
Hygienist – Loss Control Specialist
Home to the nation’sfirstABET accredited FPSET program, OSU is still one of only a few accredited baccalaureate
degree programs of its type in the United States.
Chairman of the President’s Committee of the Arts and Humanities recognized OSU FPSET
program as a “national treasure whose work is of great national importance” with graduates
who safeguard art, history and the public.
FPSET graduates are widely sought after by varied industries looking to reduce fire
and safety losses. Students have a variety of career choices and flexibility due to
the diversity of training the program provides.
President of the National Fire Protection Association declared in 2010 that OSU Fire
Protection and Safety Engineering Technology is the “Standard of Quality in the Profession.”