This page was designed for view with the newer family of browsers. Please pardon the unstyled format of this page.

Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Fire and Emergency Services
College: Design, Construction and Planning
School: M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

This degree program is designed to build on the student's experience in the fire service and to add the academic substance to prepare graduates to lead public or private sector fire and emergency service units. Students may apply to the university at the junior year after earning the Associate of Arts degree from a Florida community college or other accredited academic institution.

Freshman and sophomore coursework will be taken at a Florida community college or other accredited academic institution.

Once accepted, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science without moving to Gainesville. Coursework for the junior and senior years will be offered via electronic distance learning, and UF faculty will teach and advise students in the program.

Students will need access to a personal computer capable of connecting to the World Wide Web and sending and receiving electronic mail. It is recommended but not required that the student's computer have a video conferencing capability.

For more information, visit 201 Rinker Hall or email

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

Recommended semester plan

Semester 5Credits
FES 3015 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Management3
FES 3033 Fire and Emergency Services Labor Issues3
FES 3153 Fire and Emergency Services Information Technology3
FES 3753 Fire and Emergency Services Financial Management3
FES 3803 Multi-Agency Incident Command3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
FES 3284 Management of Emergency Medical Services3
FES 3285 Advanced Leadership Issues in Emergency Medical Services3
FES 3755 Fire and Emergency Services Capital Equipment and Facilities3
FES 3815 Command and Control: Catastrophic Fire-Rescue Incidents3
FES 3823 Fire and Emergency Services Integrated Operations3
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
FES 4003 Fire and Emergency Services Public Policy and Administration3
FES 4045 Fire and Emergency Services Human Resource Management3
FES 4224 Management of Mass Casualty Incidents3
FES 4585 Management of Fire Prevention Programs3
FES 4825 Design and Management of Community Disaster Exercises3
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
FES 4023 Fire and Emergency Services Ethical Practices and Leadership3
FES 4034 Regulatory Issues in Fire and Emergency Services3
FES 4055 Fire and Emergency Services Public Relations3
FES 4685 Management for Arson Prevention and Control or
FES 4835 Natural Disaster Phenomena in Florida
FES 4935 Current Issues in Fire and Emergency Services3
Total 15