Curriculum for the BS in Fire Science Management

The BS in Fire and Emergency Services Management uses a multi-professional approach to practice, policy integration, management of organizations and human resources involved with the fire industry. It includes comprehensive knowledge that can be applied to coordinate, plan, and administer public policy, as well as understand the fire department’s role in public safety. The curriculum focuses on specialized areas such as fire service equipment, apparatus applications, crisis management, fire detection systems, fire codes, fire scene investigation, safety procedures, hazardous materials, pump operations, fire behavior, fire prevention, suppression procedures, and extinguishing methods.
This degree is offered in a blended format or entirely online to accommodate students’ educational advancement without unduly affecting family, leisure and business schedules and quality of life.

Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services Management  (120 credits)
General Education Requirement   (42 credits)
Program Requirements  (12 credits)
        POR 300 Adult Development and Life Assessment
        FSM 327 Fire-related Organizational Behavior
        PSY 450 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
        COM 400 Business Communication And Report Writing
Major Requirements  (36 credits)
        PHI 369 Business Ethics
        SOC 460 Conflict and Conflict Resolution
        FSM 204 Accounting in Fire Department Budgets
        FSM 315 Advanced Principles of Fire Science Technology
        FSM 320 Political and Legal Aspects of Fire Administration
        FSM 321 Fire Department Leadership and Management
        FSM 323 Fire Services Personnel Management
        FSM 334 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin
        FSM 407 Managing Hazardous Materials
        FSM 428 Planning and Analysis of Fire Protection Services
        FSM 470 Planning and Control of Major Disasters
        FSM 490 Advanced Fire Administration
General Electives  (30-45 credits)