Bachelor of Science
Fire Administration

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration presents the academic foundations for leadership and administration of fire service organizations. With a curriculum of advanced fire administration, community risk reduction, and firefighter safety the BS in Fire Science program takes a multi-professional approach to administration of fire organizations and human resources management, and includes an analysis of strategic and tactical foreground considerations. This field of study 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 Science will embark on an educational path of professional development to become leaders in the profession. 

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to evaluate industry standard administrative techniques related to organizational management in fire service settings.
  2. Students will be able to synthesize community risk reduction methods related to the fire service.
  3. Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural human behavior that can affect fire science organizations.
  4. Students will be able to analyze various principles of fire chemistry and fire dynamics and their impacts on emergency situations.

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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 Education Requirements 36
Major Requirements 36
Electives 48
Total Program Requirements 120

Curriculum Details

General Education Requirements 36
  Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
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Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
Select 3 courses from this area  
Natural Sciences * 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
Select 1 course from this area  
History 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
English Composition 6
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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 - Introduction to 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
Electives 48
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements.
Students must take into consideration the 36 credit hour upper division requirement when selecting courses. Please consult your advisor for more information.
Total 120 Semester Hours

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*  Natural Sciences include biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, physical geography, and earth science.

**Each of these courses requires a prerequisite. Please review the course descriptions and objectives for each course to determine the prerequisite requirement.