Fire up your career with Waldorf University’s online Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration. Our bachelor’s in fire science degree program contains courses identified by the National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association. Waldorf’s BS in Fire Science Administration is also recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Recognition Program (FESHE).

As a student in our bachelor’s in fire science degree program, you will develop expertise in:

  • Management and leadership techniques
  • Organizational and professional communications
  • Problem-solving
  • Developing solutions to fire science operational problems

Waldorf’s BS in Fire Science Administration degree program is only available online. The program is typically completed in four years for full-time students. It is also possible to enroll in the program as a part-time student.


Why Earn Your BS in Fire Science Administration Degree Online From Waldorf?

Earning your fire science degree online from Waldorf offers you flexibility, convenience and control. Our courses and assignments are designed to allow you to implement what you learn into projects and programs in your organization and in your community. Earning a bachelor’s in fire science degree that is recognized by national fire organizations will also help you stand out to employers.

Enhance Your Fire Science Degree With a Public Relations Concentration

The concentration in public relations helps you develop skills in information gathering and dissemination as it relates to the field of fire science. You will learn to engage with diverse audiences and communities, which can prepare you for a career position as a spokesperson, communications officer, public information officer, media relations specialist or related position. You will also gain knowledge and insights in persuasive communication, keys to special event planning and producing social media content.

Earn Your BS in Fire Science Online Around Your Busy Schedule

Waldorf’s convenient and flexible online course delivery format makes it easy to earn your fire science degree, regardless of your other obligations. We understand your life is already busy with a full-time job, family responsibilities, personal commitments and more. Our courses are offered through the latest interactive technology and remote course delivery systems. This format allows you to learn at your own pace while still being part of the class, including interacting with your professors and classmates.

Learn From Experienced Fire Science Faculty

Waldorf’s bachelor’s in fire science degree faculty are highly experienced professionals from diverse fire science backgrounds. They bring their experience with private, county, state and federal government organizations into their teaching. You’ll gain industry knowledge and insights directly from fire science experts.

BS in Fire Science Administration Curriculum Overview

Our bachelor’s in fire science degree courses address current and emerging trends in fire science administration. Many assignments provide students the opportunity to undertake the role of fire chief, chief fire officer, fire prevention chief, training chief, personnel director and other positions.

Students also complete assignments and special projects that provide the opportunity to develop:

  • Succession planning
  • Professional development programs
  • Documents to address legal and political matters
  • Documents for hiring and promotional practices
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Programs to enhance community risk reduction
  • Health and safety programs

This program is available online only.

Available Concentrations

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.


BS in Fire Science Administration Degree Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit
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
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 3
FSC 4002 Back to Basics: A Refresher of Fire Fighting Strategies for Company Officers 3
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
Grand Total: 120

*Courses can be selected from the list provided or any course not used to satisfy other program requirements.

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