B.Sc. On Campus

International Rescue and Relief - Firefighter

48 months
25920 USD/year
25920 USD/year
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The International Rescue and Relief - Firefighter at the Union College Lincoln NE combines rescue and survival skills, emergency medical care, humanitarian relief, public health, disaster management and multicultural service training.


About International Rescue and Relief - Firefighter at the Union College Lincoln NE

The International Rescue and Relief - Firefighter program at the Union College Lincoln NE states that international rescue and relief is a unique bachelor of science degree designed for adventurous students who want to serve mankind through disaster and humanitarian relief. There are core courses and three emphases to choose from.

For a world facing increasing natural and man-made disasters and growing refugee populations, this major is designed to equip graduates with specialized service skills.

Why study at Union College?

  • Earn many certifications, including EMT, Rescue 3 International rope and swift water rescue certifications, and a variety of Red Cross and FEMA disaster management certifications.
  • Spend five weeks of your first summer in the Colorado wilderness learning survival, search and rescue, technical rope rescue and swift water rescue.
  • At the end of the program, you'll live in a developing nation for a semester, learning about global health and conducting medical clinics in remote areas.
  • Prepare for careers in public safety, the medical field, global development and emergency management.
  • Learn from professors with experience as police officers, paramedics, global relief managers and wilderness survival experts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disaster Management 
  • Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Jungle/ Coastal/Ocean Survival
  • Global Health
  • Travel and Tropical Medicine
  • Expeditionary Leadership
  • Development & Project Implem.
  • Cultural Perspectives in Devel.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application for admission.
  • Graduation from high school, completion of a comparable home school curriculum, or GED.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4-point scale.
  •  minimum ACT composite score of 18 with minimum English and math scores of 17, or combined SAT score of 870 (old SAT) or 1290 (new SAT).
  • Transcripts of all high schools and colleges or universities attended. 
  • Students whose native language is not English must either furnish proof of current English proficiency with a standardized test taken within the past two years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25920 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25920 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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