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Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University was founded in 1906. One hundred years later the institution has become a university offering 168 degree programs and educating more than 15,000 students each year. Despite its size, the university maintains a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, encouraging small class sizes that place a strong emphasis on the success of each and every student. Professors take a vested interest in students, giving them the personal attention throughout their education that leads to the professional success they experience as part of their futures.

The College of Justice and Safety is a recognized leader in the degree areas it houses. It offers programs in emergency management, safety, fire science, corrections, juvenile justice, and homeland security. The State of Kentucky has chosen The College of Justice and Safety as a Program of Distinction, further recognizing it as a source for expertise in these fields. Its renowned faculty members are leaders in their field with a vested interest not only in student success but also in the advancement of their chosen professional area. They work closely with justice and safety agencies to set national and international policies.

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Eastern Kentucky Universitys Fire Administration bachelors degree program is one of only a few programs in the country dedicated to the fire science field. The Fire Administration program is designed to provide you with a background in fire science, fire prevention, fire protection principles, as well as the administrative knowledge youll need to be a leader in the fire services profession. The Fire Protection Administration Bachelors Degree is offered on campus and online.

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The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program at EKU is a unique program that provides you with the knowledge to investigate fire damage, research why protective measures failed, and identify how more effective fire prevention methods can be developed and designed.
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The Occupational Safety bachelors degree program at Eastern Kentucky University prepares you for the varied careers available in the safety and health field. It will provide you with a broad knowledge of all the issues faced by safety professionals.
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To provide a broad based program that affords the depth of education, the specialized skills, and the sense of creativity that will allow the graduate to practice in and contribute to the field of safety, security, and emergency management. To provide an avenue for a highly mobile and marketable career to individuals wishing to pursue graduate education in the Safety, Security and Emergency Management discipline. To add to the body of knowledge through scholarly activity, research, and advanced professional training. To provide safety, security, and emergency management practitioners with leadership skills needed for the planning and delivery of loss prevention and safety services at the state, regional, and national levels.
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The School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management offers the Master of Science degree in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. The M.S. degree program is designed to provide students with a broad background in safety, security, and emergency management, in addition to the option for more in-depth knowledge of at least one area of Occupational Safety, Homeland Security, Fire, Emergency Management, and School Safety. The program is directed to preparing students for responsible careers in safety, security, and emergency management. Students are prepared to draw logically sound conclusions, to think creatively, to communicate effectively, and to appreciate the role and responsibilities of the safety, security, and emergency management administration/professionals.

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Competencies

  • Health & Health Care: Health Administration
  • Engineering: Health & Safety Engineering
  • Health & Health Care: Firefighting, Paramedic & Emergency

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