Academics

Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Services

Why Choose Fire Protection Services at WIU?

  • Recognized as FESHE compliant by the Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education consortium at the National Fire Academy.
  • Curriculum was written by firefighters for firefighters.
  • Significant out of the classroom learning opportunities through a robust internship program, and field based learning opportunities.
  • Faculty are experienced education professionals strongly committed to the success of their students. All are former chief officers who have successfully blended education with real world experience.
  • Fire service education program has been in existence for thirty years.

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Arson Investigator Trainee, State Fire Marshal’s Office - Decatur, IL
  • Firefighter, Joliet Fire Protection Services, Joliet, IL
  • Wild land Firefighter, US Government, Lombard, IL

Scholarships