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Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology

Program Details

The ABET-accredited Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology degrees is designed to provide students skills and foundational knowledge in the design, installation, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems, both in residential and commercial structures. Curriculum combines studies in fire science, fire prevention, and fire protection.
Career options include:

  • Fire chief
  • Fire marshal
  • Firefighter
  • Public or private fire investigator
  • Building inspector
  • Insurance risk analyst
  • Fire protection engineering technician
  • Post-blast investigator
  • Local, state, and federal law enforcement


  • Official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Official high school transcript for students who have earned fewer than 24 credit hours from other institutions
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (waived for students with 24 or more credit hours for transfer)

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Program accreditation:

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)