B.S. Fire Services Administration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admissions requirements for the B.S. in Fire Services Administration.

General Education

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 3
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

FSA 1101Building Construction for Fire Protection2
FSA 1102Fire Behavior and Combustion2
FSA 1103Fire Prevention2
FSA 1105Fire Protection Systems2
FSA 1106Principles of Emergency Services2
FSA 1107Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival2
FSA/HSEM 1125Leadership and Influence 13
FSA 2202Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services 12
FSA 2250Fire Science Integration 24
FSA 3323Fire and Emergency Services Administration3
FSA 3325Personnel Management for the Fire Service Administrator3
FSA 3326Fire Prevention Organization and Management3
FSA 3329Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection3
FSA 3331Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services3
FSA 3333Applications of Fire Research3
FSA 4401Fire Service Ethics3
FSA 4409Practicum-Internship 33
ELECTIVES: Choose six (6) credits from the following:6
Analytic Approaches to Public Fire Protection
Fire-Related Human Behavior
Disaster Planning and Control
Fire Protection Structures and Systems
Fire Investigation and Analysis
Fire Dynamics
Emergency Medical Services Administration
Managerial Issues of Hazardous Materials
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVES: Choose six (6) credits from the following: 3000:4000 LEVEL6
Total Credits57

Degree Totals

Program Admissions Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)57
Free Electives 426
Total Credits 120

FSA 1125/HSEM 1125 may be waived for students who have completed Fire Officer I (90 hours).


This course is waived for students who have already completed an Associate of Science or a Bachelor of Science degree. FSA 2250 is designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science.


FSA 4409 Practicum-Internship is required for students with less than 5 years in Fire Services


Courses leading toward the Minor in Emergency Management are recommended, but OPTIONAL, to meet the required Upper Division Elective credits and the Free Elective credits.

Recommended General Education Courses

ECON 1100Economic Issues (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
Principles of Macroeconomics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)
Principles of Microeconomics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
PHIL 1103Introduction to Ethics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)3
POLS 1101American National Government (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)