B.S., Fire & Emergency Services

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UF Online

Bachelor of Science, Fire and Emergency Services

Earning a Fire and Emergency Services degree means more opportunities for emergency services professionals to assume leadership skills and climb the ranks in management. Our program offers a wide selection of fire science, EMS and emergency management courses to align with your specific career goals. Our program is regionally accredited and courses are taught by industry-recognized faculty. Graduates secure positions at local, state and national government agencies as well as insurance companies and other areas.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Fire Department Management
  • Emergency Medical Service Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Insurance Companies
  • Federal Government including DHS, FEMA, HHS, DOT
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

The Gators Online Advantage:

  • Flexible, fully-online courses
  • Affordable tuition and financial aid options
  • Access to UF’s exclusive career services
  • World-renowned UF faculty
  • Earn a degree from the #12 online bachelor’s program (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • Join a Gator nation network 400,000 strong
  • Dedicated academic advisor to guide you throughout your academic career

Admission Requirements

Please set an Appointment or fill out the Contact Me form, and a Complete Florida coach will assist you in determining your eligibility for this program.

First-time applicants will require:

  • About thirty minutes to complete the online application
  • $37 non-refundable application fee ($30 is the application fee and $7 is a processing fee)
  • High school and previous college information


UF Online has three start times a year. Pick the one that works best for your goals and timeline:

  • Fall programs start in August, with an application deadline in June
  • Spring programs start in January, with an application deadline in October
  • Summer programs start in May, with an application deadline in February

Final decisions are rendered on a rolling basis.


Interested in this degree?

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