Fire and Emergency Sciences degree program is designed to add the academic substance to prepare graduates to lead public or private sector fire, EMS, and emergency management. Students earn a bachelor of science with the ability to specialize in fire, emergency medical services management or emergency management.
About This Major
College: Design, Construction and Planning
School: M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services
Specializations: Fire Management; Emergency Medical Services Management; Emergency Management
Credits for Degree: 120
Certificate Program: Yes
Academic Learning Compact
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Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan
The program specializations offer the student the ability to focus their degree in three different aspects of the emergency services industry. The program prepares the graduates for advancement in the ranks for the fire service, EMS and emergency management. In addition, graduates can find jobs at the local, state and national level of government, insurance companies, industry, and other areas. Students may apply to the university at the junior year after earning the Associate of Arts degree from a Florida state college or other regionally accredited academic institution. Freshman and sophomore coursework will be taken at a Florida state or community college or other regionally accredited academic institution.
After being accepted, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science without moving to Gainesville. Coursework for the junior and senior years will be offered via electronic distance learning, and UF faculty will teach and advise students in the program.
Students need access to a personal computer capable of connecting to the Internet.
Students should meet with an advisor as early as possible in their academic careers to choose their specialization and to plan their course of study.