Modern fire professionals don’t just fight fires. The fire field has evolved dramatically to offer diverse and challenging career opportunities that cater to a variety of interests. Whether you want to be involved in fire prevention, fire response, fire investigation or fire systems design, those that earn a degree will have a competitive edge and the skills needed for a successful future.
EKU’s fire programs are among the most revered in the nation, boasting a curriculum and level of faculty expertise that can be found at only a handful of colleges and universities.
Choose from four program options:
- Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology
- Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Administration
- Bachelor's Degree in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation
- Certificate in Industrial Fire Protection
What sets our program apart?
Focused on leadership building and rooted in the latest science and technology, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through topics such as fire behavior, prevention, response and investigation.
- 8-week courses
- IFSAC-accredited programs
- ETAC/ABET-accredited fire protection and safety engineering technology program
- Nationally-renowned instructors comprised of former fire chiefs, fire marshals, engineers and investigators, prominent for their professional achievements and success in the field
- Ranked by U.S. News among the best universities offering online degrees
- Rated by Military Times as one of the Top 5 schools for veterans in the nation