Fire Science and Public Safety Administration
The Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program is designed to prepare our graduates to advance in the evolving field of public safety. Whether it is a career in the fire service or any number of related fields, our Fire Science and Public Safety Administration degree is designed to help our graduates compete for a job and then advance in their career. We are very proud to say that our graduates have advanced not only to the top civil service positions in area fire departments but also to executive positions. The promotional process in career fire departments is very competitive and a degree can be very important. We believe that earning a degree in Fire Science and Public Safety Administration provides our graduates with the knowledge and confidence to advance in the fire service or a related field. The Philadelphia Fire Department demonstrates quantitatively the value of our degree. Our graduates, who are members of the Philadelphia Fire Department, receive a bonus of one full point on every promotional examination they take.
Fire Science and Public Safety Administration students can participate in the Cooperative Education program. This is a program that allows students to earn college credit for working and gaining valuable experience in the fire service or in a related field. Our graduates use their experience in the Cooperative Education program to start or to improve their careers. Our 2013 Graduate Survey revealed that our graduates are working in a number of different careers that include firefighter, fire officer, code enforcement manager, law enforcement, logistics management, university fire safety specialist, chief officer, executive chief, and deputy commissioner All of the graduates who replied to this survey felt that:
- The Fire Science and Public Safety and Business instructors were all knowledgeable in the subject matter they taught.
- The Fire Science and Public Safety Administration courses helped them with their careers.
- Participating in Cooperative Education was very helpful in term of their careers.
- They would recommend the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program to others.