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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.


  • 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