Fire Science Degrees

Online associate fire science degrees will allow you to pursue your dream or give you the means to advance in your current career. Whether you want to begin a career as an entry-level fire fighter, work towards becoming the next battalion chief or fire inspector, the greatest advantage of completing a degree online is that you can work on it part time while you continue to work at your present job. With many institutions offering flexible schedules that are self-paced or accelerated, online masters fire science degrees can often be completed in far less time than it would take had the curriculum been taken traditionally in residence.

Course of Study

Online bachelors fire science degrees will include general education subjects like mathematics, English and literature, science, history, humanities, and political science as well as degree concentrated subjects. The classes will be comprised of instruction in emergency medicine, fire and combustion, the prevention of fire, fire protection systems, building and construction, and water supply systems.

Schools Offering Online Degrees in Fire Science

The following listing of schools offers degrees that are either fully online or partially online. Type of degree, contact information including web address, email, phone and physical address are included in this directory.

Colorado State University

Programs Offered: B.S. in Fire Science and Emergency Services Management

Phone: (877) 491-4336
Address: Spruce Hall, 1040 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1040

Average Cost of Attendance: $265 per credit hour regardless of state of residency
Additional information: Colorado State University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

Eastern Kentucky University

Programs Offered: B.S. in Fire Safety and Engineering Technology

Phone: 800-465-9191
Address: SSB 112, CPO 54 Student Services Building, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY. 40475

Average Cost of Attendance: $325 per credit regardless of residency
Additional information: Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and this regional accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Kaplan University

Programs Offered: A.A.S. in Fire Science, B.S. in Fire Science
Website
Phone: (563)355-3500
Address: 1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite 1, Davenport, IA 52807

Average Cost of Attendance: $371 per credit including textbooks
Additional information: Kaplan University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Keiser University

Programs Offered: B.S. in Fire Science

Phone: 888-453-4737
Address: 1900 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Average Cost of Attendance: $490 regardless of residency
Additional information: Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.

University of Maryland University College

Programs Offered: B.S. in Fire Science

Email: N/A
Phone: 800-888-8682
Address: 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20783

Average Cost of Attendance: $230 per credit in state and military and $499 out of state
Additional information: University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Upper Iowa University

Programs Offered: B.S. in Fire Science

Phone: 800-553-4150
Address: 605 Washington Street, P.O. Box 1857, Fayette, Iowa 52142

Average Cost of Attendance: $325 regardless of residency
Additional information: The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Employment Opportunities

With a degree in Fire Science, someone can work as a fire fighter, deputy chief, battalion chief, assistant fire chief, fire captain, fire lieutenant, engineer, fire inspector or investigator, or forest fire prevention specialist.

The following is a list of income projections, according to the United States Board of Labor Statistics for these various positions:

  • Fire fighter/engineer………………….$48,307-62,265
  • Fire Lieutenant………………………..$50,464-60,772
  • Fire Captain……………………………$60,605-72,716
  • Assistant Fire Chief…………………..$65,691-83,748
  • Battalion Chief…………………………$66,851-81,710
  • Deputy Chief……………………………$69,166-88,571
  • Fire Chief………………………………..$78,672-104,780
  • Fire Inspector/Investigator……………$53,030
  • Forest Fire Prevention Specialist ….$31,380