Associate of Science in Fire Science
Columbia Southern University

Program Details

The online AS in Fire Science degree program from Columbia Southern University incorporates a comprehensive, relevant curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection that provides graduates with the knowledge needed to become a firefighter and/or broaden their career path. Recognized through Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE), a network of the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy, this program prepares students to:

  • Analyze effective fire prevention methods utilized in fire science organizations and the community
  • Apply effective fire protection practices and strategies to various scenarios
  • Evaluate the principles of fire chemistry, fire behavior, and safety practices in the fire service industry
  • Examine the impact of the history of fire service as it relates to current industry trends


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Distance Education Accrediting Commission