Applied Fire Science & Management Careers

The Applied Fire Science & Management program prepares students for a growing profession that is essential for improving the wellbeing of California and the nation. Graduates often go on to work for local, state, federal, tribal, private, and non-governmental entities.

Related Job Titles

Battalion chief
Fire captain
Fire ecologist
Fire effects monitor
Fire management officer
Fire management specialist
Fire planner
Fire use module lead
Fuels management specialist
Prescribed fire burn boss
Prescribed fire and fuels technician
Wildland firefighter

Marketable Skills


  • Written and oral presentation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communicating scientific concepts

Lab-based and Field-based Forestry Skills

  • Laboratory analysis
  • Field-based measurement
  • Research

Analytical and Investigative Skills

  • Knowledge of California forestry practice rules
  • Sampling and surveying
  • Statistical reasoning