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Earn Your Associate of Science in Fire Science Online

Learn the fundamentals of fire science, fire safety, leadership, and crisis management through the Associate of Science in Fire Science program at American Public University (APU). Following the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Model Curriculum (FESHE), this online program enables you to explore the behavior, prevention, and suppression of fire.

This AS in Fire Science aims to enhance your knowledge of how and why fires start, spread, and can be controlled. You’ll be taught by faculty who bring their real-world experience to your studies. Many are frontline leaders in firefighting, fire service management, urban search and rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials operations, incident command, emergency and disaster management, and hazard identification and risk reduction.

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

IFSAC®-Accredited

APU's Associate of Science in Fire Science 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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$350
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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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Ebooks

We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Associate Degree From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

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Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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