EKU is one of only a handful of colleges and universities in the nation to offer a comprehensive fire protection and safety engineering technology degree. This unique program prepares you to use your knowledge of fire prevention and suppression to design and recommend equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion and related hazards.
Employment of health and safety engineers is projected to grow 4 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 protection and safety engineering technology degree provides the skills needed to understand how a fire behaves, the best methods for preventing fires and how to minimize a fire’s impact.
EKU’s online Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology program is accredited by IFSAC, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
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 Protection & Safety Engineering Technology include:
EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through topics such as fire behavior, prevention, response and investigation.
When I found out that EKU had an online degree program, I jumped on it. I truly feel this opportunity has helped me hone my career goals. I have learned to pursue exactly what I want and to set goals that challenge me to go higher than I previously thought possible.
Learn more about the EKU Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Program.
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