• FSEM

    Attention 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialists—Your Military Training Could Translate Into College Credits.

    Protecting others is more than a career; it’s a calling that comes naturally for our servicemembers and veterans. To help CBRN specialists prepare for or advance their civilian or military career in fire science or emergency management, Kaplan University offers a range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs, plus customized support for military students.* 

    Occupational Credit Transfer

    We have evaluated select military occupations to help reduce the number of credits required to earn a degree. Occupational awards for our fire science and emergency management programs are listed below. Please note that you may still be eligible for additional credit above and beyond what is outlined.  

     Degree Program Skill
     Courses Remaining
    (Additional credit may be awarded based on prior coursework, credit by exam, or other military training.)
    Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science10+157515
    Bachelor of Science in Fire Science10+3214828
    Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management10, 203414627
    Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management30+4713325

  • The Next Step: Earning Your Master’s Degree at Kaplan University

    Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    Curriculum focuses on the legal, social, business, economic, and political aspects of the industry. You will explore how societal institutions, government agencies, lawmakers, businesses, and other organizations find sustainable security and emergency management solutions on a local, regional, national, and global level.

    Master of Science in Public Administration
    This program’s curriculum focuses on building management and decision-making skills designed to help practicing and aspiring administrators prepare for leadership roles in a wide variety of public service fields.


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  • * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional academy training and education may be required for law enforcement positions.

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Firefighters, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/firefighters.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

    In the 2013–2014 academic year, Kaplan University accepted, on average, 34% of the credits graduating military-affiliated students need to earn a degree. (Source: The Year in Review: 2013–2014, Kaplan University Academic Report, winter 2014) Individual experiences will vary. Speak to an Admissions Advisor to see how many credits you may be eligible for.

    § Classes count toward a degree if satisfactorily completed. No credits are earned if the student withdraws during the introductory period (3 weeks for undergraduate students), which begins day one of the first term. Students who choose to continue their studies at the University will need to meet specific requirements. Graduate programs not included. Additional terms may apply to international and non-U.S. citizen students. For further information, see the University Catalog and the Kaplan Commitment Statement. Application fee waived for campus and learning center students through December 31, 2017.

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