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Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Bachelor’s in Fire Protection Approved

For nearly 34 years, Western Illinois University has offered educational opportunities to firefighters from across the United States, first with its Open Learning Fire Services program in 1979 designed solely for fire professionals and later with distance learning degree and certification opportunities in fire administration. Beginning in Fall 2013, the University will offer its first bachelor's degree in fire protection.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) recently approved the Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Services at Western. The degree program is expected to enroll approximately 75 students in the first year, according to Terry Mors, director of the WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA).

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