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Bachelor of Science in Wildfire

Fully-Online Two-Year Program

Earn your BS in Wildfire Science and the Urban Interface with CSUSM’s fully-online degree completion program. If you have completed 60 units of CSU transferable undergraduate coursework, you are eligible for this two-year (five-semester) program that is designed to help you advance within the wildfire industry. Be part of the new generation of firefighters, technical experts, decision-makers and scientists ready to meet the evolving and increasing demands of the industry.

Earn your degree to stand out among your peers and become a leading instrument of change in the modern fire service industry.

Program Benefits

  • Fully-online program designed for working and aspiring firefighters
  • Only program of its kind in California
  • Provides a clear path to promotion – many fire departments now require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in fire science to advance beyond battalion chief

Program Developed in Partnership with: 

  • CAL FIRE
  • CAL FIRE Local 2881
  • San Diego County Fire
  • Los Angeles County Fire
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • International Association of Fire Fighters

State Authorizations

California State University San Marcos is only approved to offer online programs to students in specific states.  Please view the current list of authorized states before applying.

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