EKU provides a comprehensive degree program that leads to a solid understanding of homeland security management and disaster preparedness. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as emergency management, physical security, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis, homeland security technology, and disaster preparedness and response.
Program benefits include:
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits. Suggested minors can vary based on your career goals, so talking with your advisor is recommended. Some online options for homeland security 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 certificates for those interested in homeland security include:
Advanced education is increasingly important in the diverse fields that make up homeland security. EKU offers one of the few programs in the nation based on curriculum developed by the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) projects protective service occupations to grow 3 percent before 2028, which will result in about 95,200 new jobs.Find your career
EKU’s online homeland security curriculum prepares students for a variety of rewarding career options at the local, state and national level. Course topics include emergency management, physical security, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis, homeland security technology, and disaster preparedness and response.
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 student on deployment in Afghanistan