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Bachelor of Science in Fire & Emergency Services

Program Details

The University of Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Fire & Emergency Services for working professionals who wish to gain a strong educational and skill-based foundation in Fire and Emergency Services, but wouldn’t have the freedom to pursue a traditional degree on-campus. The program aims to prepare students to be leaders who can manage all aspects of the modern emergency response agency.

The degree program does not certify you as a firefighter or provide you with EMS certification.

Requirements

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited secondary school or the equivalent (G.E.D., etc.)
  • 18 academic units, 16 distributed as follows:
    • English (with substantial writing)
    • Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry, Algebra 2)
    • Natural Sciences (two units must include laboratory)
    • Social Sciences
    • Foreign Language (must be sequential)
  • A cumulative C average in the academic core, as computed by the university, at all institutions attended, high school and college
  • A record of good conduct
  • SAT scores

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Restrictions

UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.