Program Overview

From arson to the spilling of hazardous materials, a disaster can strike at any moment. The online Bachelor of Science in Fire Science completer program from Anna Maria College provides firefighters the vital knowledge to obtain a leadership position in fire service and related fields.

It is crucial to obtain advanced study and training in order to efficiently and effectively provide protection and deal with emergencies, and Anna Maria College's online fire science degree program allows you to complete your studies whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you. With a fire science bachelor's degree, you'll gain a strong foundation in the technical aspects of dealing with firefighting, fire dynamics and hazardous materials while developing professional and managerial skills. You will also increase your understanding of legal issues, ethics, service and the psychological effects of emergencies—all of which can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to propel your career to the next level.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer credit. Students should have either earned an associate’s degree or have 60 transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with an associate’s degree or completed course work in a discipline other than the fire sciences must have a ProBoard/IFSAC-certified Fire Fighter I/II certification. Students must also possess a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in order to be accepted into the program.

    Restrictions

    This program is not available for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

    In addition to the various undergraduate and graduate programs and courses offered at its campus in Paxton, Massachusetts, AMC offers undergraduate and graduate programs online to reach the most diverse group of students possible. Our online programs mirror the close-knit nature of our campus community, with small class s that allow for mentor relationships to develop between faculty and students.

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