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Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health - Concentration in Fire Science

Program Details

Keeping employees safe and keeping unsafe materials safe while in custody is one of the biggest concerns for employers, as any injury may be a financial liability on the company and failure to properly safeguard employees and buildings from fire may result in massive penalties from the government. Trained professionals are responsible for designing buildings and fire safety systems to keep employees safe from fire. Most of the work done in connection with fires is preventative, which is why buildings are built to a certain code to prevent needless loss of life from smoke or fire if someone is in a building during an event. Buildings are designed for the purpose of being as flame resistant as possible and businesses are required to have extensive fire safety equipment. In addition, industrial processes can use toxic or flammable materials in production which could result in massive fire risk or the risk of employee health due to exposure to toxic materials. 

Columbia Southern University offers A Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health with a Specialization in Fire Science degree for those seeking growth as professionals in the field of safety in business with a focus on fire prevention and safety. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health with a Specialization in Fire Science program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in five years. 

The curriculum for Occupational Safety & Health specializing in Fire Science is a combination of Occupational Safety courses relating to construction, hazardous materials interactions & management, toxicology, industrial hygiene, liabilities & legal responsibilities, risk management; and Fire Science courses such as Fire Safety, Fire Administration, fire prevention & code enforcement, fire incident command systems and many other courses combining the construction, prevention, and control education of Occupational  Safety & Health and those from Fire Safety.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.