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Workforce Ready: Degrees that Work

Want to be ready to field an array of job opportunities and offers after you’ve invested
four years of your time and effort into a college degree? You can graduate workforce
ready with a degree in high demand by choosing one of these majors at Eastern Kentucky

American Sign Language – English Interpretation


  • Requirements for pilot flight training continue to increase.
  • Pilots earning a top-notch aviation degree from an accredited university are highly
    sought-after candidates.
  • EKU’s Aviation program provides students with as much as five times the average multi-engine
    training than other flight programs, enabling graduates to be job-ready on day one.

    A high-flying career begins with an Aviation degree from EKU

Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

  • Founded in 1973, EKU’s fire programs are among the most revered and respected in the
  • EKU faculty are well-respected and collectively have experience in firefighting, fire
    protection, engineering, and design.
  • EKU’s program equips graduates with highly desirable skills and knowledge in design,
    installation, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems and residential and
    commercial structures.

    Discover Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology at EKU.

Forensic Science

  • The job outlook for the field of forensic science is growing at a faster-than-average
  • Prepare for an interesting career in receiving and analyzing evidence, developing
    detailed reports, and providing testimony in court.
  • EKU’s program is one of only 18 in the United States accredited by the American Academy
    of Forensic Sciences and has earned a national reputation for excellence in undergraduate

    Get workforce ready with your degree in Forensic Science from EKU


  • Nursing continues to be a critical component in the health care system of tomorrow.
  • Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree helps prepare graduates to practice nursing in hospitals,
    community health and mental health agencies, industrial health centers, nursing homes,
    family planning centers and crisis care centers.

    Your career in nursing starts with your degree from EKU

Social Work

  • Career opportunities for social workers continue to increase for degree-holders.
  • EKU’s Social Work program provides education and training for service-minded individuals
    who advocate for children, families and communities.
  • Learn from professors who bring years of social work practice, scholarship, board
    work, and expertise in a wide range of social work fields to the classroom.

    Prepare for a rewarding career with a degree in Social Work from EKU