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What sets Mountain State University apart is the depth of the available online learning environment: As an MSU Online student, you'll find that your education extends far beyond the virtual classroom walls. MSU Online programs cover a broad range of academic disciplines. The purpose of each is to prepare our students for professional success. Because of its dedication to making your online student experience as rich and convenient as possible, MSU Online has built a learning environment that will give you the skills that pave the way for long-term career growth and personal satisfaction.

Fire Science:

The fire science program is modeled after the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum proposed by the National Fire Science Degree Programs Committee. The program consists of 66 credit hours: 24 hours of general education courses, 15 hours of basic firefighting skills courses, 18 hours of core FESHE courses, and 9 hours of fire science elective courses.

The program educates students in the science of fire prevention and control by emphasizing the development of their knowledge and understanding of fire safety, causes, and suppression. Students are prepared for positions as a full-time or volunteer firefighter; industrial safety team member; or employee of an insurance company, government agency, or inspection service. The program is designed to serve those who are presently employed by or active in a fire service organization or working with a volunteer fire department as well as those who are new to the field. Students with related experience can apply for program credit through the University’s prior learning assessment program.

Mountain State University Beckley, WV
Mountain State University
609 South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801
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