List of the Best Fire Science Colleges in the U.S.
Fire science programs provide a foundation in basic fire chemistry, building construction and management for careers in fire and emergency services, especially at the leadership level. Some colleges offer related programs in emergency medical services (EMS), security management, disaster relief planning and fire safety engineering.
Top Fire Science Programs
1. University of Florida in Gainesville, FL
University of Florida (UF) was placed 17th in a 2011 ranking of top national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The school also received the fourth-highest ranking for best career services in the Princeton Review's 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges.
The College of Design, Construction and Planning offers a distance learning bachelor's program in fire and emergency services aimed at educating future leaders in fire, EMS, and other emergency services organizations. An associate degree is a prerequisite for admittance to the program, which can be completed within two years through online classes and proctored exams. The college also offers non-degree programs leading to an Executive EMS Offer Certificate or an Executive Fire & Emergency Services Officer Certificate.
- Address: 355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
- Phone Number: (305) 237-8888
2. John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, commonly called John Jay, is one of 23 colleges in the City University of New York system. The school, which is focused on education and research in criminal justice, provides programs such as forensics, fire and emergency services, psychology and legal studies.
The Department of Protection Management offers a 48-credit-hour program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science. After completion of basic requirement courses, which include fire dynamics, life safety in building construction and fire safety administration, students choose four advanced electives in the fire protection or fire investigation specialization. A 33-credit-hour B.A. program in fire and emergency services is also available.
- Address: 899 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10019
- Phone Number: (212) 237-8000
List of U.S. Schools with Programs in Fire Science
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Miami Dade College||59,120||300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132||(305) 237-8888|
|University of Florida||50,691||355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611||(352) 392-3261|
|University of Maryland - University College||37,347||3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi, MD 20783||(301) 985-7000|
|University of Cincinnati||31,134||2624 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45221||(513) 556-6000|
|Utah Valley University||28,765||800 W. University Pkwy., Orem, UT 84058||(801) 863-8161|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||17,276||3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508||(907) 786-1800|
|Madison Area Technical College||16,610||3550 Anderson St., Madison, WI 53704||(608) 246-6100|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice||15,330||899 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10019||(212) 237-8000|
|Idaho State University||13,493||921 S. Seventh Ave., Pocatello, ID 83209||(208) 282-3620|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||9,137||Fairbanks, AK 99775||(907) 474-7211|
|New Jersey City University||8,399||2039 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305||(201) 200-2000|
|Mountain State University||5,951||609 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801||(304) 253-7351|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State University||5,010||100 Campus Dr., Weatherford, OK 73096||(580) 772-6611|
|University of the District of Columbia||4,960||4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008||(202) 274-5012|
|Providence College||4,900||One Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918||(401) 865-1000|
|Madonna University||4,211||36600 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, MI 48150||(734) 432-5300|
|Lewis - Clark State College||4,200||500 Eighth Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501||(208) 792-5272|
|Siena Heights University||2,351||1247 E. Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221||(517) 263-0731|
|Anna Maria College||1,589||50 Sunset Ln., Paxton, MA 01612||(508) 849-3300|
|Cogswell Polytechnical College||199||1175 Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089||(408) 541-0100|
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