Keep the Nation’s Workforce Safe.
Each day millions of Americans come home from work safely in part because of the efforts of dedicated safety professionals. Our bachelor’s degree in safety can help you grow within the industry and cement a career as a leader in the effort to protect workers. Expand your knowledge and understanding of the field by diving into topics ranging from employee safety education to regulatory compliance to policy and enforcement.
EKU is a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. This allows graduates of our bachelor’s program to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) credential, which is a necessary requirement for earning a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
Professional opportunities with internships and career development.
Rankings and Accreditation
Included among “America’s Top Colleges”.
Listed as a best online bachelor’s degree program.
Designated as one of America’s most Veteran-Friendly campuses.
Ranked 9th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.
What you can learn
The core of our bachelor’s degree in safety is a comprehensive look at occupational safety concepts and how to implement them.
Choose EKU online and you can:
- Study the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its rules, regulations and enforcement policy.
- Learn to identify and analyze potential workplace hazards, infractions and risks.
- Discover new ways to keep workers safe, and design and implement corrective safety measures.
Topics of study include:
- Construction Safety
- Corporate Compliance
- Development of Safety Programs
- Emergency Management
- Fire Protection
- Management Techniques
- Risk Identification and Countermeasures
- Workplace Risk Factors
In addition, your bachelor’s in safety includes a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology to help enhance your understanding of fire science, emergency decision-making and your overall value as an employee.
EKU is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).
“The faculty truly makes this degree program stand out. They give a strong foundation and enhance the curriculum with their industry experiences, which makes our graduates untouchable.”
— Michael Schumann, Faculty, College of Safety and Justice at EKU
Occupational Safety Core Courses (36 credit hours)
“Graduates of EKU come straight out of school and are landing some great jobs, and the best part is that the companies are coming to EKU to recruit students directly.”
— Chad Clark, EKU graduate and Safety Associate for Georgia-Pacific