EKU’s comprehensive fire, arson and explosion investigation degree is one of only a handful of specialized programs in the nation. This unique program provides students with the scientific and investigative skills needed to determine the cause and criminal nature of fires and explosions.
The EKU Online program includes unique, hands-on fire, arson and explosion investigation experiences on Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond, Kentucky campus. Students will be on-campus for one week during two consecutive summer sessions for this residency. View summer session and residency requirements here.
Employment of fire inspectors and investigators is projected to grow 6 percent by 2031.
— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Focused on leadership building and rooted in the latest science and technology, EKU’s fire, arson and explosion investigation degree provides the skills needed to determine the cause of fires and explosions as well as the management of crime scenes and the investigative process.
EKU’s online Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation program is accredited by IFSAC, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits. Suggested minors available online for this program include:
You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree. Suggested online certificates for Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation include:
EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through topics such as fire behavior, crime scene management and investigation processes. Students also gain two weeks of critical hands-on training at our lab in Richmond, Kentucky.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate