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Fire Science Management

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management provides the principles, theory, and practices associated with leading-edge fire science and management issues associated with tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting leadership, and community fire issues, among others. This online bachelor’s degree offers you a comprehensive education in fire behavior, suppression methods, protection, safety, and prevention, along with an emphasis on emergency and disaster management and response. This degree program is taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who hold key positions in government agencies or public safety organizations. This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

This program is offered in two modalities: this traditional classroom option or our Momentum competency-based option. Learn more about Momentum.


 

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Analyze the current and historical strategies, practices, and policies that guide the modern field of fire science.
  • Demonstrate the role of fire science personnel in leading, managing, and collaborating with colleagues, subordinates, constituents, and the community.
  • Apply theory and practical methods to issues in fire science.
  • Summarize the methods and resources needed to effectively manage fire services.
  • Examine assessment and planning tactics to improve organization and community risk management for fire services.
  • Describe strategies and methods to accomplish fire science operations.
  • Differentiate the various practices involved in fire science, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.
  • Interpret the legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities that have an impact on the fire science field.
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, APU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

APU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.