Fire up your career with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf University. 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.
Waldorf’s Bachelor of Science in fire science administration is recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Recognition Program (FESHE).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, a 7 percent growth is expected in fire fighting occupations through 2022 with many cities moving away from volunteer fire services.
Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.
This program is available online only.
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
Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.
|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|
|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|
|FSC||2010||Introduction to Fire Protection Strategies||3|
|FSC||3120||Organization and Management of Fire and Emergency Services Training||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||3|
|FSC||4310||Disaster Planning and Control||3|
|FCS||4400||Strategic Organizational Practices in Fire and Emergency Services Organizations||3|
|OSH||4410||Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials||3|
|FSC||4550||Industrial Fire Protection||3|
|Major Requirements Total:||60|
|Core Requirements Total:||60|
*Courses can be selected from the list provided or any course not used to satisfy other program requirements.