UNM Los Alamos

Fire Science

Fire Science


About the Program

This program is designed to develop skills that will assist a student in gaining employment in various fire science career fields. Students who wish to advance into management in the fire service will find this degree helpful. Graduates may expect to find employment opportunities with public fire departments, insurance companies, industrial firms, governmental agencies, educational organizations, and fire protection manufacturing and research groups. This degree program will help enable persons currently employed in fire service to prepare themselves for advancement in their careers. It will provide the student new to fire science with the general education and technical training to succeed as a Fire Science professional. Program content is based on the national Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum.

AAS Fire Science

See the Academic Catalog for complete curriculum requirements.

A minimum of 60 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. At least 15 of these 60 credit hours must be UNM catalog credit courses taken in residence. A minimum of C (not C-) is required in each Technical Core course.