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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


  • Cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale OR
  • ACT composite score of 20 or SAT combined verbal/critical reading score of 950 or higher OR
  • 24 hours of transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution and a grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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