Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration presents the academic foundations for leadership and administration of fire service organizations. The curriculum contains FESHE modeled curriculum multi-disciplinary approach incorporating fire administration, community risk reduction and tactical fireground considerations. The program also encompasses legal frameworks to applied fire service settings as well as a study of employee safety and healthy work environments. Students earning a bachelor’s degree in fire administration will embark on an educational path of professional development to become leaders in the profession.

Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognized through the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below
Credit Hours
General Studies Requirements 60
Required General Studies Courses 36
General Studies Electives 24
Major Courses 60
Major Requirements 36
Professional Electives 24
Total 120

Curriculum Details

General Studies Requirements - 60 hrs

Required General Studies 36
Course Number / Description Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area to include  
LSS 1300 - Learning Strategies for Success  
English Composition 6
EH 1010 - English Composition I  
EH 1020 - English Composition II  
Natural Sciences 6
Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
Select a minimum of 1 course from this area  
History 6
Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area  
Behavioral and Social Sciences 9
Select a minimum of 3 courses from this area to include:  
PS 2010 - American State & Local Politics  
General Studies Electives 24
Courses can be taken from General Studies or any 2000–3000 level course offered at CSU

Major Courses - 60 hrs

36 hours must be at the 3000-4000 level

Major Requirements 36
FIR 2301 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services  3
FIR 2302 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival  3
FIR 3301 - Fire Behavior and Combustion  3
FIR 3302 - Building Construction for Fire Protection  3
FIR 3303 - Fire Prevention  3
FIR 3305 - Fire Protection Structures and Systems  3
FIR 3306 - Fire Prevention Organization & Management  3
FIR 3307 - Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services  3
FIR 4301 - Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection  3
FIR 4302 - Fire Service Personnel Management  3
FIR 4303 - Fire and Emergency Services Administration  3
FIR 4308 - Applications in Fire Research  3
Professional Electives 24
Select 8 courses that have not been used to satisfy General Studies or major requirements.
Suggested Electives
FIR 3304 - Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply  3
FIR 3311 - Legal Aspects of Fire Protection  3
FIR 3312 - Fire Ground Tactics I  3
BOS 3125 - Hazardous Materials Management  3
FIR 4304 - Fire Dynamics  3
FIR 4306 - Human Behavior in Fire  3
FIR 4309 - Industrial Fire Protection  3
FIR 4312 - Management of Fire Incident Command Systems  3
BOS 4520 - Risk Management  3
Total 120 Semester Hours

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