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Admission Requirements

Admission to the program requires an Associate Degree in a related field (e.g. fire science, fire administration, forestry, natural resource management, environmental sciences, etc.) and the completion of basic lower division course work in mathematics and natural sciences.

The earned Associate Degree is anticipated to provide the first two years of a 2+2 program, with the Wildfire Science Bachelor of Science offered through CSUSM regarded as the second two years of the program.

Additional Requirements

  1. Minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in all transferrable units attempted
  2. Successful completion of a minimum of 60 transferrable units
  3. Successful completion of the following courses with a “C-” or better (12 units)
    • Oral Communication (A1)
    • Written Communication (A2)
    • Critical Thinking (A3)
    • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4)
  4.  Successful completion of all the following CSUSM lower-division requirements:
    • Physical Science (B1)
    • Life Science (B2)
    • Laboratory (B3)
    • Arts (C1)
    • Humanities (C2)
    • Arts and/or Humanities (C3)
    • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (D7)
    • Discipline-specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (D)
    • Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy (E)
  5. Successful completion of the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement
  6. Successful completion of Language Other Than English Requirement (LOTER)
  7. In good standing at the last college or university attended