2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Fire Science, Fire Administration Concentration, B.S.


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The University of New Haven offers five undergraduate degrees and four certificate programs designed for those entering the exciting field of fire science. A combination of classroom lectures, laboratory sessions, case studies, and field trips gives students the broadest possible exposure in this area of study. Internships allow students to obtain real-life work experience in this specialized field.

The municipal fire service is only one part of the demand for individuals with specialized education in this multi-disciplined field. Career opportunities in the public sector include those for municipal firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, fire technicians, and fire protection engineers. Private sector careers include those of industrial firefighters, fire protection specialists, fire protection engineers, fire investigators, and loss control consultants. Government, industry, fire equipment manufacturers and vendors and the insurance industry are all potential employers.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. analyze multi-hazard emergency incidents in accordance with national standards.

2. establish an incident command system at an emergency in accordance with national standards.

3. establish appropriate fire prevention strategies within the community or organization

4. apply leadership and management principles in the administration of a firefighting company, battalion, division or department.

5. explain legal principles that effect the administration of a public or private fire service organization.

B.S., Fire Science


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

University Core Curriculum


The completion of 40 credits with the following restrictions:

  • C1T1: ENGL 1112  or ENGL 1113  
  • C2T1: COMM 1130  
  • C3T1: MATH 1107  
  • C4T1: CHEM 1105  
  • C5T1: UNIV 1125  
  • C6T1: any Tier 1 course from competency 6
  • C7T1: PSYC 1111  
  • C8T1: any Tier 1 course from competency 8
  • C9T1: any Tier 1 course from competency 9
  • Plus 12 credits from Tier 2 courses and
  • A certified English course to satisfy the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement

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