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The Fire Science Degree (A.S)–This program is designed to help students understand the importance of the fire service in our society. This program prepares students for an opportunity for employment in the Fire service field. The student will receive a strong foundation in liberal arts while gaining specific knowledge in fire science.

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Fire Science
A.S. Degree
Hegis Code: 5507

Total Credits: 63-64

First Semester Credits
BUS 112 Principles of Management 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
3
FRS 101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
Mathematics Elective (2) 3
PED Activity Elective (3) 1
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Second Semester Credits
ENG 102 Composition  II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
3
FRS 102 Fire Safety and Tactics 3
Humanities Elective (4) 3
PSA 225 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
Science Elective (5) 4
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Third Semester Credits
CHE 107 General Chemistry 4
FRS 201 High Rise/Structures and Systems 3
FRS 202 Fire Protection and Detection Systems 3
Mathematics Elective (6) 3
PED 292 Safety and First Aid 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
FRS 203 Hazardous Materials in the Fire Service 3
HED 201 Personal and Family Health or
HED 251 Human Sexuality
2-3
PED 665 Basic Swimming and Rescue Technique I 1
PSA 231 Arson Investigation Safety Management OSHA (Federal and State) 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
Social Science Elective (7) 3
Total Semester Credits 15-16

1. Depending on placement.

2. SUNY GER Mathematics.

3. Recommended:
    - PED 301 Physical Conditiong and Weight Training I or
    - PED 303 Physical Conditiong and Weight Training II.

4. SUNY GER The Arts.

5. SUNY GER Natural Sciences.

6. SUNY GER Mathematics.
    Recommended: MAT 102 Introduction to Statistics.

7. Choose from:
    - SUNY GER Western Civilization,
    - SUNY GER American History,
    - SUNY GER Other World Civilizations.