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Welcome to the College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science

Our unique programs provide students with the opportunity to get involved in an academic field and career they are passionate about. Classes are taught by academic professionals who are nationally and internationally known for their teaching, scholarship, and real-world experience.

A Program of Distinction

Firefighters conducting a training exercise
A selection of Justice Studies books

The College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science is Eastern Kentucky University’s first and only Program of Distinction, designated by the Council on Post-Secondary Education in 1998. POD funding has enabled college growth through the development of degree programs and upgraded building and classroom space, along with technology.

Our Schools

Our college offers unique degree programs and has a reputation for being on the frontline of learning and research in the fields of justice and safety. It is organized into two schools – The School of Justice Studies and the School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management.

School of Justice Studies

The School of Justice Studies houses one of the largest undergraduate programs at EKU offering majors in criminal justice; police studies; social justice studies and corrections; and juvenile justice studies.

The School of Justice Studies is a School of Distinction and nationally recognized. We have nationally and internationally respected and well known faculty. We are proud of our undergraduate and graduate programs, and offer low student-to-faculty ratios.

The School of Justice Studies provides a stimulating learning environment that promotes respect, tolerance, sensitivity and an open exchange of ideas regarding a wide range of cultural and intellectual differences.

Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (SSEM)

Since its inception in the early 1970’s, the programs in the School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management have been the first choice for students from across the nation and around the globe to prepare them for professional positions as paramedics, industrial safety managers, firefighters, fire inspectors, fire officers, fire protection engineering technologists, fire investigators, bombing scene investigators, private security professionals, risk managers, building code officials, and a wide variety of homeland security and emergency management positions.

SSEM programs contribute significantly to the diversity of the student population with a considerable percentage of all EKU international students enrolled in fire protection, occupational safety, or emergency medical care.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

News

Aviation Graphic

EKU Aviation reacts to Alaska Airlines mid-air window blowout

EKU’s Chief Aviation Instructor, Sean Howard, speaks to WKYT about recent events with Alaska Airlines. Watch here

Published 1/9/2024

Dr. Scotty Dunlap of Eastern Kentucky University and Dr. Brian Dudak of Middle Tennessee State University

EKU Professor Publishes Book

Dr. Scotty Dunlap of Eastern Kentucky University and Dr. Brian Dudak of Middle Tennessee State University have published How to Become a Successful College Student. Read more

Published 1/4/2024

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Student Podcasts

HLS 301 Critical Infrastructure Protection students tried out a podcast recording activity.
Read more

Published 1/4/2024

EKU Professor David Fifer

Fayette County Career Expo

Eastern Kentucky University, College of Justice, Safety & Military Science participated in a Fayette County Career Expo. View media

Published 12/06/2023


 

Events

Maroon Madness College Visits
Wednesdays
10:45am – 1:30pm

Each Wednesday, we offer Maroon Madness College Visits that include lunch, meeting with faculty, staff, and students in the degree program you’re interested in.  They are setup so that you can pair the 9am or 2pm Campus Tour with Maroon Madness to get everything you can from your visit!

Register for any date Online Here – just look for Maroon Madness toward the bottom of the page.



EKU Alumni
– Consider a donation to support our Homeland Security students!
Deadline: March 15, 2024
For more information click here!


Please visit https://eku.campuslabs.com/engage/events for more events taking place at EKU.

Maroon Madness College Visits
Wednesdays
10:45am – 1:30pm

Each Wednesday, we offer Maroon Madness College Visits that include lunch, meeting with faculty, staff, and students in the degree program you’re interested in.  They are setup so that you can pair the 9am or 2pm Campus Tour with Maroon Madness to get everything you can from your visit!

Register for any date Online Here – just look for Maroon Madness toward the bottom of the page.



EKU Alumni
– Consider a donation to support our Homeland Security students!
Deadline: March 15, 2024
For more information click here!



Division of Outdoor Areas Job Fair

March 1, 2024
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Science Building Atrium
For more information and registration click here!



Spring 2024 Career & Internship Fair
Tuesday, March 5th
11AM – 2PM
For more information and to RSVP click here!



Spring Break – EKU Closed
March 11 – 15



Professor, Parents, and Guardians – Panel & Live Chat
This live virtual session is for parents & guardians of prospective students.  It’s your chance to talk and ask questions of your student’s future professors!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
7-8pm
Register here!


Please visit https://eku.campuslabs.com/engage/events for more events taking place at EKU.

 

Maroon Madness College Visits
Wednesdays
10:45am – 1:30pm

Each Wednesday, we offer Maroon Madness College Visits that include lunch, meeting with faculty, staff, and students in the degree program you’re interested in.  They are setup so that you can pair the 9am or 2pm Campus Tour with Maroon Madness to get everything you can from your visit!

Register for any date Online Here – just look for Maroon Madness toward the bottom of the page.


10th Annual Homeland Security Undergraduate Research Showcase
Thursday, April 18, 2024
4:00-7:00pm
Stratton Building (Location subject to change)
For more information about scholars week click here


Please visit https://eku.campuslabs.com/engage/events for more events taking place at EKU.

 

Maroon Madness College Visits
Wednesdays
10:45am – 1:30pm

Each Wednesday, we offer Maroon Madness College Visits that include lunch, meeting with faculty, staff, and students in the degree program you’re interested in.  They are setup so that you can pair the 9am or 2pm Campus Tour with Maroon Madness to get everything you can from your visit!

Register for any date Online Here – just look for Maroon Madness toward the bottom of the page.


Virtual Information Session
These sessions will provide a brief overview of all programs offered in the College of Justice, Safety & Military Science. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions during the live event. It’s perfect for your first session!

May 2024
7-8 PM
Date & Registration coming soon!

College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science


521 Lancaster Avenue
Stratton 354
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3565
Email: jus.dean@eku.edu

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