Bachelor of Science in Risk, Insurance, and Safety Management

About the Risk, Insurance, and Safety Management, BS

Risk management has been described as the process and discipline of assessing risk to make more informed decisions and to implement measures for balancing an organization’s desired levels of risk and reward. The degree is very flexible and allows students with careful planning, to add a double major without extending their graduation date. Some of the RISM major requirements overlap with the BS in Safety and Health Management degree.

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Why Study Risk, Insurance, and Safety Management at CWU?

Demand has never been higher for a degree in Risk, Insurance and Safety Management and professionals who lead the development and implementation of risk management practices.

You will have the opportunity to participate in an internship program where you apply your knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Many internships ultimately lead to permanent employment offers upon graduation.

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How much does this program cost?

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Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers & Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth in the field of risk management at about 19% through 2026. Careers in RISM include:

  • Safety Manager/Specialist
  • Risk Manager/Analyst
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager
  • Loss Prevention Representative
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Underwriter (Risk Selection)

According to the Risk Management Society (RIMS), the median annual base salary for U.S. risk management professionals is $120,000. According to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the salary of mid-career occupational safety professionals with a bachelor’s degree can range from $60,000 to $142,000 with a median salary of $94,000 per year.


The BAS and BS in Risk, Insurance, and Safety Management degrees meet the BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) requirements, and hence our graduates are eligible to apply and secure the nationally recognized Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) designation upon graduation.

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