Homeland Security

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2020 Catalyst Award
EKU’s online bachelor’s degree in homeland security was recently named “Best in the South” and ranked among the top 52 best online homeland security degree programs by Intelligent. EKU was ranked no. 28 after assessing 116 universities and colleges and 291 education programs on accreditation, coursework, cost, reputation, flexibility and faculty.
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Best in the South & Best Disaster Resilience Focus badges
EKU’s online bachelor’s degree in homeland security was recently named “Best in the South” and ranked among the top 52 best online homeland security degree programs by Intelligent. EKU was ranked no. 28 after assessing 116 universities and colleges and 291 education programs on accreditation, coursework, cost, reputation, flexibility and faculty.
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Emergency Management during severe flooding
An emergency management degree positions graduates to combine historical perspective, critical thinking and modern technology to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters. Students in the EKU Homeland Security program learn from instructors with real-world experience. Our faculty include a former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contractor and educators who previously worked with...
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EKU Alum Autumn Stout
COVID-19 has changed the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management on multiple levels -- from our personal behaviors to the logistics of our working operations. The industry knowledge and practical skills that my EKU professors brought into the classroom have directly impacted the work I am doing in South Dakota to keep my community safe,...
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FEMA Surveillance Vehicles parked outside of headquarters
While teaching in the EKU Homeland Security Program, Dr. Ryan Baggett, Dr. Chad Foster, and Dr. Brian Simpkins recognized the significance of technologies in the pursuit of safety and security. This led them to publish their textbook entitled Homeland Security Technologies for the 21st Century. The textbook covers how technology has transformed the field of homeland security.
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FEMA vehicle and plane being loaded with supplies
Eastern Kentucky University’s bachelor’s degree program in homeland security takes a distinctive approach to preparing students for careers in law enforcement, disaster management, private sector security operations and/or intelligence studies.
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EKU HLS Alum AunJane Rodgers
AunJane’ Rodgers, a homeland security graduate, juggled work and family to make her dream come true with EKU Online. When she earned her associate’s degree in criminal justice at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, her advisor, Larry Kelley, had a bulletin board in his classroom with pictures of successful graduates. “I used to look at...
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EKU Graduate Andrew Dunbar
On May 14, Andrew Dunbar graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security. Two days later, he started an intelligence analyst training program with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), which prepares members of the intelligence community. “My dream job is to work as an intelligence analyst, and with my credentials,...
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FEMA vehicle and plane being loaded with supplies
The Homeland Security job market is very competitive, so when employers assess job applicants they consider the person’s degree, grade point average, professional skills and professional experience—in addition to investigating the character of the applicant. It is these character issues that often “torpedo” the success of many job seekers. Long before you ever apply for...
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FEMA vehicle and plane being loaded with supplies
When discussing homeland security law and policy I must mention the turning point for our country – September 11th. You likely remember where you were that day and what you were doing. I was planning a trip to New York and was scheduled to leave on the 14th. The immediate response after 9/11 was to...
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