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Fire Science Management, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management at American Public University System provides the principles, theory, and practices associated with leading-edge fire science and management issues associated with tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting leadership, and community fire issues, among others.  
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management at American Public University System offers you a comprehensive education in fire behavior, suppression methods, protection, safety, and prevention, along with an emphasis on emergency and disaster management and response. This degree program is taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who hold key positions in government agencies or public safety organizations. 

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Analyze the current and historical strategies, practices, and policies that guide the modern field of fire science.
  • Demonstrate the role of fire science personnel in leading, managing, and collaborating with colleagues, subordinates, constituents, and the community.
  • Apply theory and practical methods to issues in fire science.
  • Summarize the methods and resources needed to effectively manage fire services.
  • Examine assessment and planning tactics to improve organization and community risk management for fire services.
  • Describe strategies and methods to accomplish fire science operations.
  • Differentiate the various practices involved in fire science, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies.
  • Interpret the legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities that have an impact on the fire science field.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Emergency and Disaster Incident Command
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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