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.
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.
This concentration prepares students for careers in fire investigation, arson/fraud detection, and code enforcement in both the public and private sectors. The curriculum provides the educational background to determine the cause and origin of fires. It also provides an in-depth study of the laws regarding fire investigations and evidence collection. Students choosing this concentration will complete the requirements for a minor in criminal justice. Students earning the B.S. in fire science with a concentration in fire/arson investigation must complete 123 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.