Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management
Fire Science Concentration

BA in Emergency Management with a concentration in Fire Science
In times of uncertainty and unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, Waldorf’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Emergency Management is designed to prepare the student with a broad base of knowledge in the field of emergency management. The foundation for this degree program includes the Waldorf general education curriculum, numerous courses in the emergency management arena, as well as electives in the fields of Homeland Security, Fire Science Administration, and Business, among others. The program provides students with the general education, discipline-specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the diverse field of emergency management.

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Fire Science Concentration
The Fire Science concentration is designed to complement the B.A. in Emergency Management by providing an opportunity to focus on fire-related aspects of emergency management.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

Major/Core Requirements
Credit Hours
Major Requirements 60
Courses Required for Major 30
Concentration 12
Remaining Professional Electives 18
Core Requirements 60
Grand Total: 120
 
Fire Science Concentration
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
  12
FSC 3610 Fire Related Human Behavior 3
FSC 4510 Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services 3
FSC 4610 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
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