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Lake Superior State University

Fire Science - Generalist Non Certification: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis is designed for long-distance students who currently possess firefighting certifications; it also serves those students who do not desire, or have the physical ability, to enter the fire service as active firefighters.  This emphasis is designed for students who seek promotions or desire a professional position in the private fire service sector, and provides students a wide knowledge base of the fire service.  Students in this emphasis will have the education necessary to work in preventive, investigative, and educational areas of the fire service.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the Fire Science programs will complete a Senior research project that demonstrates professional level inquiry, analysis, and presentation of a relevant issue in the field of criminal justice.

ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS (AS) - Graduates of the Fire Science programs will demonstrate professional level critical thinking and problem solving skills.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (PR) - Graduates of the Fire Science programs will demonstrate professional responsibility in teamwork, civic engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning, and practical applications of those responsibilities while interning in a professional setting, student projects, and group work.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (45-46 credits)

  • FIRE101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
  • FIRE204 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Pumps 3
  • FIRE206 Fire Protection Systems Equipment and Industrial Fire Prevention 3
  • FIRE301 Code Enforcement, Inspection and Fire Prevention 3
  • FIRE315 Company Level Supervision and Management 3
  • FIRE401 Senior Seminar 3

Statistics: Choose one of the following:

  • CJUS345 Statistics and Design for Public Safety 4
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3
  • PSYC210 Statistics 3
  • SOCY302 Statistics for Social Science 4

Electives - Select at least 30 additional credits of Fire Science and Criminal Justice Electives from:

  • CJUS103 Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
  • CJUS203 Cyberterrorism 3
  • CJUS204 Domestic and International Terrorism 3
  • CJUS303 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
  • CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • CJUS325 / FIRE325 Homeland Security and Emergency Services 3
  • CJUS341 Fire Cause and Arson Investigation 3
  • FIRE111 Hazardous Materials 3
  • FIRE201 Fire Protection Construction Concepts 3
  • FIRE211 Tactics and Strategy 3
  • FIRE300 Special Topics 3-6
  • FIRE309 Fire-Related Human Behavior 3
  • FIRE312 Hazardous Materials Management 4
  • FIRE400 Special Topics 3-6
  • FIRE402 Fire Service and the Law 3
  • FIRE403 Fire Science Internship 3

Electives to reach 124 credits.

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.

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