Courses for a Degree in Fire Science

Fire science is the study of fire. This includes fire behavior and fire investigation.

For this major you’ll take lots of fire science classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in fire science.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in fire science:

Fire Science Courses:

  • Principles of Fire Science Technology
  • Fire Chemistry and Physics
  • Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
  • Fire Prevention
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire and Life Safety Codes
  • Special Hazards Control
  • Emergency Scene Operations
  • Fire Investigation
  • Hazard Risk Management
  • Process and Transportation Hazards
  • Personnel Management
  • Emergency Incident Management
  • Fire Protection Law
  • Applications of Fire Research

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology