The New Jersey City University Bachelor of Science in Fire Science is the only university-based program in the State of New Jersey and one of only a few in the United States. This degree is an increasingly valuable asset for individuals seeking advancement to officer and chief positions in the fire service. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn from active and newly retired fire officers and firefighters. Nationally and regionally renowned experts in the field serve as guest lecturers throughout the semester. Learning is highly interactive, emphasizing leadership development and teamwork through student-centered learning. All classes are supplemented with distance learning to accommodate student schedules. The curriculum is composed of courses recognized as pertinent for the comprehensive development of today's firefighter. The textbooks employed are those recognized by the N.J. Department of Personnel for fire service promotional examinations.