BS in Fire Administration – Emergency Management Ignite Your Fire Service Leadership


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Disasters and emergency situations, whether man-made or natural, require planning and coordinating between many agencies. Fire departments and first responders need people like you who are ready to answer the call to coordinate with and guide others in response and recovery efforts. Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Fire Administration – Emergency Management can help equip you with the tools you need to save lives and property.

Through our fire science and emergency management degree, you can broaden your ability to help protect communities against natural and man-made disasters as well as orchestrate the recovery process. Our emergency management specialization can assist you in gaining a firm grasp on what is needed to coordinate between multiple agencies at all levels of government. Furthermore, our core courses may prepare you for leadership challenges you may face, such as budgeting, conflict management, resource allocation, motivating individuals and groups, and more.

Learn to prepare for and guard against disasters, as well as educate the public on what they can do to protect themselves. For those who live to serve, this firefighter degree can help open more opportunities and show you new ways to make a positive impact in your community and state.

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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

Liberty University’s online fire administration bachelor’s degree is designed to help professional firefighters like you advance in their careers. Our emergency management specialization can help you gain skills and knowledge that can be instrumental in coordinating with other governmental agencies. By combining these newly found skills with previous training, you can pursue leadership and administrative roles in emergency service organizations. At Liberty, you can take the next step toward becoming a fire administration leader who understands and accepts responsibility for public safety and protection.

As a Christian university, we can identify with service-minded individuals who are looking to help their community. Our courses are taught from a Christian worldview and are aimed at helping you apply similar values to your job. This emergency management degree trains fire administration professionals like you to ethically protect the lives and property of the people they serve.

Juggling academics and professional life might appear intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. To facilitate your success, we’ve structured a completely online emergency management degree program. Our 8-week courses, with no set login times, offer you the flexibility to pursue your degree from any part of the globe.

In this fire management degree, you can study a wide range of subjects that are applicable to this field, especially when applied to management positions. Your core courses will include techniques for efficient and effective planning, organizing, and leading. You can learn about topics like conflict management and how to motivate individuals and groups. From there, you can develop a basic understanding of how to prepare for, respond to, and recover after emergencies. Your courses can also cover subjects that are specifically geared toward fire service organizations, such as human resource management and administration of these departments.

Our emergency management specialization focuses on how different organizations respond to disasters that are either natural or caused by terrorism. You can learn how to protect critical infrastructure like telecommunications, transportation, energy, water, medical care, emergency services, and much more. You can also explore the principles of emergency services and techniques for protecting the safety of your emergency response personnel.

Your studies will culminate in a capstone course that will require you to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge gained from this emergency services program. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic or issue and then apply what you have learned to address a realistic situation or problem. This can help you gain confidence in your knowledge and skills as you prepare to serve your community.

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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.