Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration

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Waldorf’s Fire Science Administration program is a FESHE recognized program.

Fire up your career with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf College. This program presents a balanced curriculum and contains courses identified by the National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association for use in academic settings. Special emphasis is placed on:

  • management and leadership techniques;
  • organizational and professional communications;
  • problem solving;
  • and other programmatic solutions to fire science operational problems.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, a 12 percent growth is expected in fire fighting occupations through 2016 with many cities moving away from volunteer fire services.

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

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Major Requirements

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours
Major Required--Group A 30
FSC 3110 Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services 3
FSC 3510 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection 3
BUS 3352 Human Resource Management 3
FSC 3601 Fire Prevention Organization & Management 3
BUS 3651 Leadership 3
FSC 4510 Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services 3
FSC 4610 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FSC 4631 Advanced Principles of Fireground Strategies and Tactics 3
FSC 4710 Applications of Fire Research 3
FSC 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3
Professional Electives--Group B 30
Courses can be selected from the list below or any course not used to satisfy other program requirements.
FSC 2010 Introduction to Fire Protection Strategies 3
FSC 3120 Organization and Management of Fire and Emergency Services Training 3
FSC 3210 Fire Dynamics 3
FSC 3302 Fire Investigation and Analysis 3
FSC 3410 Fire Protection Structures and Systems 3
FSC 3440 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FSC 3610 Fire Related Human Behavior 3
FSC 4001 Diversity in the Fire Service 1
FSC 4002 Back to Basics: A Refresher of Fire Fighting Strategies for Company Officers 1
FSC 4110 Advanced Principles in Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
FSC 4210 Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection 1
FSC 4310 Disaster Planning and Control 3
OSH 4410 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
FSC 4550 Industrial Fire Protection 3
Three-Day, Face-to-Face Residency Electives (optional):
FSC 4900 Chief Officer Leadership 1
FSC 4901 Managing Your Multi-Generational Organization Today 1
Major Requirements Total   60
Core Requirements Total   60
Grand Total:   120

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum
  • Completion of the required courses in the major field and electives to total 120 credit hours
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
  • A grade of C or higher on all coursework in the major
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average in work completed at Waldorf

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