Fire and Emergency Services Administration Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Hear instructor Lonnie Inzer and Training Chief Randy Callahan explain how this online fire and emergency management degree gives you the advanced training you need to become a skilled leader.

Earn your fire and emergency services bachelor's online

Personnel in fire and emergency services have a long and proud history of providing communities with a wide variety of fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical, and emergency preparedness services. These organizations need capable leaders with advanced administrative training. If you are looking for an emergency management degree or fire administration degree to help take your career to the next level, this online bachelor's program will help you get there. Build upon your technical training and gain the education and skills you need to take on a wide variety of leadership roles.

A bachelor's degree helps you advance

A bachelor's degree in fire and emergency services administration can set you apart and increase your opportunities for promotions. Most high-level positions, including company officer, lieutenant, captain, district officer, battalion chief, deputy chief, and department chief officer, require a bachelor's degree at minimum. These positions require you to think critically and strategically. Earning your degree helps you develop a broad knowledge base that will aid your decision making in a variety of complex situations.

Gain strategic leadership skills

This online emergency and fire administration degree program challenges you to develop knowledge and abilities that will serve you in your career and in your life. By teaching you to effectively communicate, think critically, and lead strategically, it provides a broad spectrum of insight that sets you up for success regardless of where you are in your career — be it at the entry or senior level.

Through case studies and analysis, this program challenges you to effectively integrate academic knowledge into administrative and managerial roles, collaborate with peers to solve organizational problems, and apply your knowledge, skills, and competencies to fire and emergency service situations. Courses taught by experienced practitioners in the field help you develop skills that can be applied directly to your job. Improve your knowledge and skills in:

  • Personnel administration
  • Financial management
  • Emergency management
  • Program evaluation

"The classes that are offered at Colorado State are completely applicable to day-to-day operations of the fire department. It's opened my eyes to theories and ideas of how local government works, how federal government works, and how fire service really works overall. This degree helps me become better at my career and my profession, and has allowed me to express myself in a way that I couldn't articulate before."

— Ralph King, online FESA student

Watch these videos to hear more of what CSU's online students say about their learning experiences.

Study at a pace that fits your life

Professionals in this industry often require schedule flexibility. This online fire and emergency management degree program allows you to watch lectures and complete assignments at times that fit your busy life. Read more about how online learning works with CSU.

In addition to earning your fire and emergency services administration degree, you have the option to further specialize your knowledge with a degree minor. Choose from nine minors, including:

  • Agricultural Business
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Gerontology
  • Global and Environmental Sustainability
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

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