Major Academic Plan for B.S. in Fire Services Administration

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year. 

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3: MATH 1153 3  GE MATH 1108 or equivalent 
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
FSA 1103 Fire Prevention 2   D  
FSA 1106 Principles of Emergency Services 2      
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GE ENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 5: CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1101 or CHEM 1111 & CHEM 1111L *** 3  GE   
GE Objective 6: POLS 1101 recommended 3  GE   
FSA 1101 Building Construction for Fire Protection 2   D  
FSA 1105 Fire Protection Systems 2   D  
Free Electives **** 2      
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 6: ECON 1100 or ECON 2201 or ECON 2202 (recommended) 3  GE   
FSA 2201 Fire Administration(non-core) 2   D  
FSA 2202 Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services(non-core) 2   D  
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 4: PHIL 1103 recommended 3  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
FSA 1102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 2   DCHEM 1100, CHEM 1101, or CHEM 1111 
FSA 1107 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 2   D  
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
FSA 3325 Personnel Management for the Fire Service Administrator 3  UMDFSA 2201, and FSA 2202. 
FSA 3331 Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services 3  UMD FSA 1103. 
Non-Core Upper Level FSA Elective 3  UMD  
Free Electives (or EMGT Minor Course) 3      
Free Electives (or EMGT Minor Course) 3      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
FSA 3329 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection 3  UMDFSA 2202 
FSA 3333 Applications of Fire Research 3  UMDMATH 1153 and FSA 1103 
Non-Core Upper Level FSA Elective 3  UMD  
Free Elective (or EMGT Minor course) 3      
Free Electives (or upper level EMGT Minor course) 3  UU   
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
FSA 3326 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3  UMDFSA 1103 
Non-Core Upper Level FSA Elective 3  UMD  
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Free Electives (or EMGT Minor course) 3      
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
FSA 3323 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3  UMDFSA 2201 
FSA 4409 Practicum-Internship 3  UMD  
FSA Upper Level Elective (or Upper Level Free Elective or Upper Level EMGT Minor) 3  UUD  
Free Electives 3      
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Total120

MAP Credit Summary

Major27-30
AS and General Education *60
Free Electives to reach 120 credits30-33
TOTAL120