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Courses for a Degree in Fire Science

In addition to a focus on fire science courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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