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.

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.

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.