B.S. Fire Admin - Fire Investigation

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 administration 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 administration 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.

Fire Investigation Concentration

The Fire Investigation concentration provides the academic foundation for technical and scientific skills needed in the development of highly qualified investigators. Students will acquire knowledge and experience from expert field practitioners on a variety of topics and skills in forensics, evidence collection, analysis, and criminal law. Graduates will be equipped to meet the requirements and demands of the fire investigation field.

Waldorf University, CSU's sister institution, also offers fire administration programs. Visit www.waldorf.edu to learn more.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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