B.S., Fire and Emergency Services Management

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St. Thomas University

Bachelor of Science, Fire and Emergency Services Management

The bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Management focuses on specialized areas and uses a multi-professional approach to practice, policy integration, management of organizations, and human resources involved with the fire industry.

Graduates of this program will become leaders of organizational change and management in the fire or related services, think strategically and proactively within their fire service organizations, and use critical and creative analysis in researching and solving systemic and organizational challenges. With this flexible, convenient program, you’ll receive an education that will help you advance to the upper ranks of a private or municipal fire service organization or find employment in state or federal fire service organizations.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Fire Chief
  • Fire Marshal
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Emergency Preparedness Administrator
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

  • St. Thomas application or Complete Florida Common Application.
  • Official transcripts - from high school and any colleges attended.
  • Writing Sample.
  • Letters of recommendation (optional).

St. Thomas requires students to take at least three years of math in high school. We recommend taking four units of English and four units of a foreign language and two units of natural sciences and social sciences. Of course, the more challenging the classes taken in high school, the easier the transition to college will be.