University Offers Online Fire & Safety Engineering Degree


Beginning this fall, Eastern Kentucky University will offer its Bachelor of Science in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology completely online. According to the university, the program is one of only a handful of undergraduate degrees with a focus on fire protection administration offered in the United States. Online classes begin Aug. 20.

In addition to the undergraduate degree, Eastern Kentucky will be offering an online Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Certificate option for fire safety professionals who do not wish to enter the full degree program. The certificate program is comprised of core courses focusing on fire protection administration and will also be available this fall.

Study topics will include disaster preparedness, emergency scene operations, fire behavior and combustion, hazardous materials and arson investigation. Students of the program will also be able to apply on-the-job knowledge in practicum and cooperative learning situations.

Eastern Kentucky’s fire protection administration curriculum is delivered by the university’s department of Loss Prevention & Safety. An undergraduate degree can be completed in as few as 24 months. According to the university, the program incorporates a learner-centric approach designed to accommodate different learning styles and schedules of working professionals in the fire and safety industry.

The degree is an excellent option for firefighters looking for another career after retirement. For more information about the online program, visit

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