B.S. Fire Administration
Columbia Southern University

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration presents the academic foundations for leadership and administration of fire service organizations. With a curriculum of advanced fire administration, community risk reduction, and firefighter safety the BS in Fire Science program takes a multi-professional approach to administration of fire organizations and human resources management, and includes an analysis of strategic and tactical foreground considerations. This field of study also encompasses legal frameworks to applied fire service settings as well as a study of employee safety and healthy work environments. Students earning a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science will embark on an educational path of professional development to become leaders in the profession. 

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to evaluate industry standard administrative techniques related to organizational management in fire service settings.
  2. Students will be able to synthesize community risk reduction methods related to the fire service.
  3. Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural human behavior that can affect fire science organizations.
  4. Students will be able to analyze various principles of fire chemistry and fire dynamics and their impacts on emergency situations.

Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognized through the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).

Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

CSU also offers a completely online BSFA degree in the concentration of Fire Investigation.

AccreditationDistance Education and Training Council
RequirementsMust have a high school diploma or GED
On Campus RequirementThere are no on campus requirements.
Delivery FormatEntirely Online
Education LevelBachelor
Cost Per CreditUndergraduate: $200 per credit hour, Graduate: $265 per credit hour, Doctorate: $300 per credit hour. Textbooks included.
Course Length10