This program prepares students to address the increasing complexity of fire protection systems and safety as well as administration and management within the fire service. To meet the increasing demands of the fire science field, students are provided with a strong academic and professional foundation in fire-related research, ethics, community relations and risk reduction, leadership, and political and legal issues. The program prepares students for leadership roles within the fire service, and for positions in related fields of fire systems, protection, and safety.
Requirements for the bachelor of science degree
Students must enter the program with an A.S. in Fire Science or must have completed and transferred in the following courses: Building Construction for Fire Protection; Fire Behavior and Combustion; Fire Prevention; Fire Protection Systems; Principles of Emergency Services; Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival.
English 12 Credits
Philosophy 12 Credits
Theology 12 Credits
Science: one course each in hydraulics and chemistry 6 Credits
History 6 Credits
Social science: 6 Credits
Mathematics (MTH 105 or above) 3 Credits
Fine arts 3 Credits
II. Fire Science Requirements: 39 credit hours
Students are expected to transfer in 18 hours of FRS credit as indicated above.