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 on-line program is meant for the working professional in the fire service.