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:
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.
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Columbia Southern University (CSU) is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. All CSU programs have been reviewed and approved by DETC.
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Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission
Private, for-profit, Higher Education
Courses are delivered entirely online.
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It is necessary that CSU students have access to the Internet and an e-mail account in order to complete a program of study at CSU. If personal Internet service is unavailable, you are encouraged to contact local libraries, schools, or a public business.
Columbia Southern University welcomes students from the United States, the Armed Forces, and Canada.
There are no on campus requirements.
Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Tuition Assistance, Veterans Affairs benefits
School FAFSA Code: 041215
CSU will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your applicant materials including any prior academic credit. This report will outline those courses we have determined you should take and those courses for which we have accepted transfer credit.