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Risk, Insurance, and Safety Management, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

The Risk, Insurance, and Safety Management (RISM) is a one-of-a-kind academic program that allows you to build a strong foundation in the science of risk, insurance, and safety management. We offer a four-year degree that equips students with professional skills, knowledge, and competencies expected of an entry level risk management professional in seven areas as defined by RIMS, the risk management society®: Core competencies (e.g., communication), Attributes (e.g., leadership, innovation), Organizational knowledge (e.g., strategy), Business knowledge (e.g., economics), Risk management knowledge (e.g., standards/frameworks), Technical skills (e.g., statistics, risk modification), and Management skills (e.g., planning).

Likely Career Paths

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth in the field of risk management at about 19% through 2026. Overall employment of occupational health and safety professionals is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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

Key Considerations

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
BUS 221 Introduction to Business Statistics *MATH& 146

*MATH& 146 will transfer in as Math 211, RISM major will substitute in place of BUS 221.

Other options may be available, we recommend viewing the Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) for other acceptable equivalences or contacting us.

Advising Notes

  • BS-RISM applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Students are required to consult with an advisor before submitting their application. During the application process, the submission of a resume and personal statement (goals & career plan) is required for professional admission to the program. In addition, the following requirements should be met for admission into the degree:
    • Minimum grade of C in ENG 101 and ENG 102 OR equivalent.
    • Good Academic standing the quarter prior to admission.
    • CWU/Transfer Combined cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.25 or above at the time of application.
  • BS-RISM Graduation Requirments:  
    • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each of the courses used to satisfy the BS-RISM degree program.
    • Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in the major coursework to be eligible for the degree.
  • Students are encouraged to complete a DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) before admission to the degree.
  • Any Washington state DTA degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |