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EKU Veteran Studies Program

What is Veteran Studies?

VTS is an academic minor/certificate program that prepares students to identify and understand the often unique experiences and challenges faced by veterans of military service.

The Veterans Studies Program (VTS) offers a unique, multi-disciplinary program that provides veteran and non-veteran students a foundation of understanding regarding military structure, culture, combat, and the psychological and physiological changes resulting from military service. This first-of-its-kind program is dedicated to educating non-veterans and veterans alike about Veteran issues. In this program, students will:

  • be introduced to social, political, and economic issues that influence perceptions and potential marginalization of veterans;
  • experience various perspectives of different types of veterans;
  • identify the historical, perceived, and current roles of the branches of military service;
  • analyze both the positive and negative effects of military training, service, separation during combat, and reintegration on relationships with family members and others.

The VTS Program facilitates an environment of inquiry about the transformative nature of military service and provides students the knowledge necessary to improve services for veterans and their interaction and relations with veterans.

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