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Anna Maria College


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Online BS in Fire Science

Earn your FESHE-recognized Fire Science degree at an accredited college where your experience can count for credit.


The online BS in Fire Science from Anna Maria College prepares you to move up the ladder with a Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognized degree. Ignite your desire to become a fire chief, get a position as an investigator or educator, or work in another area related to fire safety and protection with this convenient, cost-effective, and flexible program.

Pursue Your Master’s Degree
Graduates of the online BS in Fire Science can earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in as little as one year.


Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree Online in 2 Years

To enroll in this completion program, you will need:

  • An associate degree or at least 60 college credit hours
  • Successful completion of Firefighter 1 and 2 training programs

Get National Recognition and a Resume Builder
FESHE coursework is acknowledged by National Fire Academy with a FESHE Certificate. FESHE badge image

Build Your Resume with Nationally Recognized Fire Science Classes

Join one of the first colleges to receive Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition from the U.S. Fire Administration. FESHE coursework is acknowledged by the National Fire Academy (NFA). Earn FESHE certificates for the qualifying fire science classes that you complete.


Why Anna Maria’s Online BS in Fire Science is Different

  • Transfer Up to 75 Credits: Past education, professional certificates, and work experience can count toward the requirements for this Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Fifth Year Option: Upgrade three bachelor's level classes to the master's level and earn a Master of Public Administration with a Fire and Emergency Services specialization. Earning both credentials helps you qualify for high-level fire and rescue positions.
  • FESHE Recognition: Recognized for its cutting-edge coursework, our online BS in Fire Science program meets excellence standards set by FESHE professional development committees and the NFA.
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Partner: We've partnered with NFFF to integrate a “Courage to Be Safe” line-of-duty safety course into the fire science online degree program.
  • Regional Accreditation: Anna Maria College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Degree and Career Statistics

Bachelor's Degree Graduates:
Earn 67% more than high school graduates without a higher education degree or trade certification and 39% more than associate degree holders. The median annual salary for bachelor’s degree earners is $67,860.*


Master’s Degree Graduates:
Earn 18% more than those with a bachelor’s degree. The median annual salary for master's degree graduates is $80,340.*

A fire science major can put you on the path to a career in fire and emergency management. Our degree program will help prepare you for prominent fire safety and protection roles, including fire chief, fire investigator, and fire service trainer.

Anna Maria College was approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to participate in SARA and became a SARA institution in 2021. At this time, only California is not a member state. If you reside in California and are interested in taking online classes at Anna Maria College, or you want more information about our participation in SARA, click here.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment Projections: Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment, 2020.

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