Fire and Emergency Services Administration

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FSU’s online degree completion programs allow you to complete your upper-division (junior and senior level) courses online. To be admitted to an ODC program, you must already have completed the University College Core Curriculum (General Education Requirements) or be dual enrolled with a partnering community college. A partnering community college is a community college in which there is a signed articulation agreement between FSU and the community college.

Nationally Ranked as one of the most affordable choices based on tuition - online fire science degrees.

Nationally Ranked for best value to students based on analysis of academic strength factors along with tuition rates.

Best Degree Programs (BDP) completed a listing of the 30 best online bachelors' in fire and emergency services degree programs at some of the nation's top-ranked institutions for 2017, and Fayetteville State University's Fire and Emergency Services Administration program was ranked No. 1.

Fayetteville State University's Fire and Emergency Services Administration program has demonstrated a commitment to the nationally recognized Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESA) model of standardized professional development education criteria.

The FESA recognition certificate is an acknowledgement that a collegiate emergency services degree program meets the minimum standards of excellence established by FESA professional development committees and the National Fire Academy (NFA). This degree program is exluded from the scope of the AACSB accreditation. 

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the bachelor of science degree, students in the fire and emergency services administration program are expected to:

Become knowledgeable in a wide variety of topics to include: investigation/analysis, wellness, fire prevention organization and management, ethics, fire-related human behavior, political and legal foundations, administration, community risk reduction for fire and emergency services, organizational dynamics, personnel administration, managerial issues in an all hazards environment, and research.

Demonstrate strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Implement theoretical based learning in a practical environment.

Fayetteville Fire Station 14 at FSU is designed with classrooms and dormitory style rooms to support programs developed though a partnership between the City of Fayetteville, FSU, FTCC and E. E. Smith High School.