Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration Advancing Leadership and Management in Firefighting Services


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you looking for emergency management training specialized in fire administration to help take your career to the next level? If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Fire Administration may be for you! 

Personnel in fire services do many things for their communities – from educating on fire prevention and protection to providing emergency medical and preparedness services. With such an enormous responsibility, fire departments need knowledgeable leaders with advanced training in fire administration to effectively protect their communities. 

As a student of Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world where leadership, innovation, and problem-solving intersect. This program is more than just a degree; it’s a commitment to empowering you with the essential skills needed to make a meaningful impact in the field of fire and emergency services. Whether your career goals lie in the heat of firefighting, the precise orchestration of emergency medical services, or the strategic complexities of emergency management, you’ll find a pathway tailored to your calling.

Management positions within the fire science field often require a degree. Earning a bachelor’s degree in fire administration could help set you apart from others in your field and help increase your career opportunities. Our program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in administration and leadership, helping you prepare for advanced positions in fire service organizations.

Fire departments need highly trained professionals who can serve their communities with confidence. Raising awareness, conducting home fire safety checks, and communicating fire safety messages play a critical role in preventing hazardous fires. 

Courses in our fire administration degree place a high emphasis on a fire administrator’s role within the community because they are in charge of protecting thousands of lives. Each class can equip you with specialized training in communication and leadership to help prepare you for the responsibility you will hold as a fire administrator.

Topics of study include:

  • Administration of fire and emergency service organizations
  • Behavior dimensions of disaster
  • Both introductory and advanced public administration
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • HR management in fire service organizations
  • Incident/emergency command systems
  • Leadership in fire service organizations
  • Legal and political issues in fire administration
  • Organizational behavior and management
  • Principles of management
  • Public financing and budgeting

Enrolling in Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration is a step toward embracing a purpose-driven life that resonates with both personal and professional fulfillment. Through this comprehensive program, you can gain the knowledge, practical applications, and ethical framework to excel in your chosen field. Imagine yourself as a pivotal part of a community’s safety and well-being, equipped with a degree that reflects your dedication, integrity, and expertise. It’s not just about pursuing a career; it’s about pursuing a calling. The doors are open, and the opportunity awaits.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Battalion chief
  • Company officer
  • Deputy chief
  • Emergency dispatcher
  • Emergency medical technician (EMT)
  • Emergency room technician
  • Emergency services manager
  • Fire engineer
  • Fire inspector
  • Fire investigator
  • Fire lieutenant or captain
  • Fire marshal
  • Fire sprinkler technician
  • Firefighter
  • Forest fire prevention specialist
  • Paramedic
  • Public safety officer
  • Safety consultant
  • Safety manager
  • Wildland firefighter

Liberty University offers several unique specializations to match your individual interests and career goals. Choose the general* fire administration degree program to gain a broad understanding of fire administration, leadership, and policy. Opt for the fire science specialization to delve into the scientific principles and cutting-edge technology used in modern firefighting.

If you’re drawn to life-saving medical interventions, the emergency medical services (EMS) specialization offers in-depth insights into pre-hospital care and medical response. Alternatively, the emergency management specialization provides an exploration of disaster planning, response, and recovery, positioning you at the forefront of safeguarding communities.

*Please note that this is not a specialization. Any reference using the term “General” is the main degree and is only used to differentiate from other specializations.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.