Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Management
Fire Science Concentration

waldorf online emergency management fire science degree

In times of uncertainty and unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, Waldorf’s Bachelor of Applied Science 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 to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 30
Major Requirements 30
Professional Electives 60
Concentration 12
Remaining Professional Electives 48
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.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the B.A.S. core curriculum (30 Credits)
  • Completion of the required courses in a major field (30 Credits)
  • Completion of additional courses (including any supported courses required by the major in other departments) to a total of 120 credits depending on the major
  • 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 (Some majors may require a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.00)
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours
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