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What is Fire Science?

Fire science is the study of all aspects of fire, from fire behavior to fire investigation. Many of those seeking to become a firefighter or obtain a career in fire prevention, protection, or safety may pursue a degree in fire science.

Fire Science offers challenging professions that may require working in dangerous, but rewarding circumstances. Today's professionals not only fight fires, but may respond to incidents that involve medical emergencies or hazardous waste, confined space or high angle rescues, and other emergency situations.

About the Program:

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Administration and Technology is designed to prepare students to enter the fire service or to work towards a position of leadership within a fire department. Students may choose to also continue their education toward a bachelor's degree. 

The program consists of 60 credit hours of course work in fire science technology, fire science administration, emergency medical services, occupational safety, and general education.

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Degree Accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
1723 West Tyler Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74078
Tel: (405) 744-8303
Fax: (405) 744-7377