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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science, Fire Science Technology Concentration, B.S.


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B.S., Fire Science


The bachelor of science in fire science is offered with a choice of three concentrations to allow the student to major in fire science and specialize in an area of interest. The concentration areas are fire/arson investigation, fire administration, and fire science technology.

Required Courses


Students earning the B.S. degree in fire science are required to complete at least 122 credits including the University Core Curriculum and the common courses for fire science listed below, some of which fulfill requirements of the University Core Curriculum.

Concentration in Fire Science Technology


This concentration focuses on the technological aspects of fire science. Fire control by design, construction, and fixed fire suppression systems is stressed. A combination of fire science and engineering courses prepares students to apply basic engineering principles to the fire problem. Fire prevention and code compliance are stressed in this program. Careers in this field are mainly in the private sector; however, these skills are becoming more important in all areas, as the fire service prepares to meet the technical challenges of the future.

Students earning the B.S. degree in fire science with a concentration in fire science technology must complete 126 credits including the University Core Curriculum, the common courses for fire science majors listed above, and the courses listed below, some of which fulfill requirements of the University Core Curriculum.

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