Fire Service Administration (B.S.)
The Bachelor of Science in Fire Service Administration degree prepares fire service professionals with the leadership, management, and administrative knowledge and skills essential to advance in the fire service field. The program integrates knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate the ethical, moral, social, and situational challenges of fire and emergency services. Entry into this program requires a conferred Associate Degree in Fire Science or a related field, and certification as an NFPA 1001 Firefighter II issued by a Pro Board or IFSAC-accredited agency.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Demonstrate leadership skills and utilize administrative techniques related to the organizational management of fire and emergency services.
2. Integrate research, critical thinking, and analytical decision-making skills to address challenges faced in the delivery and execution of modern fire and emergency services.
3. Apply principles of ethics to evaluate fire and emergency services moral and social issues and make principle-based decisions.
4. Identify and prioritize public safety threats and hazards and develop fire and emergency service community risk reduction plans.
5. Conduct dynamic situational assessments and apply knowledge of risk reduction to develop strategic incident action plans that are consistent with professional standards and best practices to mitigate emergencies or disasters in the community.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 40|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 52|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 28|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 120|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
Prerequisite: Must have completed an Associate Degree or equivalent in Fire Science field.
|Major in Fire Service Administration|
|FSA 605||Fire Service Ethics||4|
|FSA 610||Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services||4|
|FSA 615||Political and Legal Foundations for Fire Protection||4|
|COMM 605||Professional Communication||4|
|BEHS 617||Disaster Management||4|
|or FSA 617||Command and Control of Large-Scale Incidents|
|HRM 620||Change Management||4|
|or HRM 621||Managing Conflict|
|COMM 602||Media and Strategic Communication||4|
|or COMM 610||Managerial Communication|
|FSA 620||Fire Prevention Organization and Management||4|
|FSA 625||Personnel Management for the Fire Service||4|
|FSA 630||Applications of Fire Research||4|
|FSA 637||Fire and Emergency Services Administration||4|
|FSA 650||Integrative Capstone: Research Project in Fire Service Administration||4|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.