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The Fire Service Program (distance learning courses, and one-week residencies each July) adds a high degree of flexibility and convenience to your professional development while maintaining the level of quality and effectiveness consistent with a traditional approach.

Fire and EMS Administration credit courses are taken in a distance-learning format using Blackboard interactive software. Written assignments and projects provide a continual indication of progress and form the basis of an ongoing relationship between professor and student. Telephone consultations and optional summer one-week residency classes are used to supplement the learning process.  For more details on courses, see the Fire Science curriculum map.

Courses outside the Fire and EMS Administration requirements and electives required for the bachelor’s degree should be taken either at LCCC or by continuing the open learning method through various distance-learning options. All courses must be pre-approved by appropriate department heads.

The University of Cincinnati’s Fire Service Program is offered in conjunction with the National Fire Academy’s degree program must have an associate degree in fire science (or the equivalent):
Transfer students must be in good standing according to standards of the colleges from which they wish to transfer and must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours at UC.

Submit your application online

Program Sheet


Contact Information

Raena Hoskins, 513-556-6583

Fire Science & Emergency Management