Requirements to Graduate
A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete this degree.
- 42 upper-division (300-400 level) credits
- 30 upper-division credits completed through Colorado State University
The number of courses needed for completion of the program depends on:
CSU's composition requirement should be met in your first semester after admission. Transfer students must satisfy CSU's admission requirement in mathematics.
You must take the 11 core FESA courses for a total of 37 credits. The remainder of the credits needed for graduation can be satisfied with transfer coursework and electives in accordance with the credit totals described in the program requirements and departmental and university policies.
You are encouraged to design a program of study choosing electives that complement your professional interest areas and career status. Elective seminar (FESA 492) and independent study (FESA 495) opportunities are provided to allow you to apply professional experience to learning activities.
The curriculum listed below is intended to inform prospective students about the overall theme of the program and should not be used as an example program of study. Students need to consult their advisor to develop a degree completion plan based on the credits transferred into this program. You have the option to use the TransferologyTM website to conduct a self-review of your potential transfer courses. This tool will assist you in seeing how your previous college coursework may transfer to CSU.
Core courses (37 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following:
(non-selected FESA courses can be taken toward the total elective total)
- FESA 330 – Industrial Processes and Fire Protection (3 cr.)
- FESA 337 – Policy and Public Administration (3 cr.)
- FESA 339 – Incident Command Systems (3 cr.)
- FESA 431 – Emergency Medical Service Management (3 cr.)
- FESA 434 – Training Management Program (3 cr.)
- FESA 436 – Fire Protection Though Model Building Codes (3 cr.)
- FESA 438 – Prevention Program Management (3 cr.)
Additional recommended electives (23-24 credits)
The Learning Experience
The Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services Administration will prepare you for managerial positions. Coursework builds upon your technical training and provides you with knowledge in emergency services management, personnel administration, finance, and program development and evaluation. Prior experience in fire and emergency services is strongly recommended.
This online bachelor's degree completion program permits you to take the required courses in the order that best suits your needs. You have the flexibility to get the degree you want without a strict timeline or schedule of completing the curriculum. While the degree can be completed in two years, most students in this degree program require three to four years, taking an average of two courses per semester. Although this degree offers flexibility, it still requires the same amount of work and time as an on-campus program. It is recommended to spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit course. This will vary depending on your learning and studying style.
Your interaction with faculty and fellow students depends on the specific course, but the online courses do provide you with online office hours and email contact as well as discussion board postings.
This self-paced online program allows you to earn your degree while maintaining your busy work and family schedules. Is online learning right for you?