A Bachelor’s degree in fire science provides a student with training that enables them to detect fire hazards, manage fire emergencies and coordinate responses to them. A fire science degree includes information about the history, theory and practices of fire prevention and suppression as well as investigative techniques that are used to determine the cause of fires.
These degrees also feature coursework related to emergency service response, personnel management and leadership as well as resource allocation when responding to an emergency. These degrees are ideal for students hoping to enter the public sector in emergency response roles as well as those wanting to protect property and the environment.
Upon successful completion, graduates can apply for many fire-related careers, including front-line fire fighting, fire inspection and forensic work related to fire events. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects continuing growth (10% annually) in employment in traditional fire fighting roles as well as for fire inspectors and investigators.