College of DuPage maintains transfer partnerships with several universities. Students interested in transferring after completing their associate's degree at COD should consult with the program manager of the EMS/Fire Science Program to develop a course plan to ensure that all credits are fully transferable.
- Eastern Kentucky University offers both on campus and online Bachelor programs with opportunities to major or minor in Fire, Arson, Explosives Investigations, Emergency Medical Care, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering and Fire Protection Administration
- Southern Illinois University
- University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh offers online Bachelor Degrees in Fire and Emergency Services Management with an emphasis on Fire Service Leadership or Emergency Management.
- Western Illinois University offers both on campus and online Bachelor Programs. The on campus program is for the traditional student, while the online program is meant for the working professional in the fire service.