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Earn Your BS in Fire Science Management Online

Those who have been fascinated since childhood by the shrill sound of a fire engine’s siren know that there is both intrigue and responsibility involved with firefighting. To combat the destructive nature of fires, expert knowledge and skill are essential. The online BS in Fire Science Management by American Public University (APU) provides insight into current and historical practices and policies that guide the modern field of fire science.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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International Fire Service Accreditation Congress


APU's Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC®).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Practical Knowledge

With a focus on emergency and disaster management and response, APU’s program comprehensively covers fire behavior, tactical fire operations, leadership, fire safety, and fire suppression methods.

Professionally Focused

APU’s degree meets the requirements of the U.S. Fire Administration Executive Fire Officer Program, which is considered the pinnacle program to support the needs of fire and emergency medical services agencies in preparing executive officers to serve their community.

Real-World Insight

Faculty bring their field-tested knowledge and skill to your learning. They share relevant perspective from their roles in firefighting, emergency services, public safety, and government.

Industry Informed

An industry advisory council provides real-world insight to ensure our bachelor’s in fire science management remains timely and relevant.

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