The Associate of Science degree in Fire Science provides you with scientific knowledge of fire behavior, prevention, suppression, and equipment. In addition to learning how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled, you’ll examine the history and philosophy of fire prevention bureaus, use of fire codes, and identification and correction of fire hazards. This online associate degree provides you with the academic courses needed to support your advancement in the field, in careers such as a firefighter, fire inspector, arson investigator, or related public safety occupations.
This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders, and is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Describe the historical development of fire protection and response from its origins through contemporary times.
- Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.
- Describe the legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities of the fire department as a public organization.