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Earn Your Undergraduate Certificate in Fire Science Online

Fire science explores how and why fires start, spread, and can be controlled. American Public University (APU) offers an undergraduate certificate in fire science designed to help equip students with the foundational knowledge typically needed for firefighting, fire inspection, and arson investigation.

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.


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At A Glance

  • Focus on the essentials of fire behavior and combustion.
  • Advance your knowledge of fire prevention tactics, protection systems, emergency services, safety, survival, hydraulics, and water supply.
  • Explore fire protection systems used today.
  • This program follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Model Curriculum (FESHE), as outlined by the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Academy.
  • Completion of this program does not award any professional certifications, but may be helpful in preparing to seek such certifications.

The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

A University Built For You

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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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Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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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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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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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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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

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Ebooks

We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

$350
Per Credit Hour

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 and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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