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About The Program

As a result of the rapid changes in firefighting and the administrative duties currently being experienced in the field, academic degrees are being sought by those who have chosen firefighting as a career. Idaho State University's Associate of Science/Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration (FSA) strives to enhance and expand students' knowledge base and prepare them for organizational leadership positions.

Fire fighters battle a blaze at a warehouse (left) and fire fighter commands a scene with walkie talkie in front of a fire truck (right)

Both degrees require that the student meet's ISU's general education requirement (36 credit minimum). However, the general education requirement does not need to be satisfied before program enrollment. 

Program/Class Fees

Students pay a flat program fee of $265 per credit for in-state or out-of-state.

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. 

  • All Fire Services Administration core and non-core courses are taught online via Zoom and Moodle.
  • All Fire Services Administration A.S. courses are taught asynchronous
  • Students will need a computer that has 20 MB of free disk space, a soundcard with speakers, a microphone or headset, and at least a 28.8 kbps internet connection.

Course descriptions and student learning outcomes

AS FSA Student Learning Outcomes
BS FSA Student Learning Outcomes

Associate of Science (2 credits each)


  • FSA 1103 Fire Prevention
  • FSA 1106 Principles of Emergency Services
  • FSA 1125 Leadership and Influence (8 week term) eff Fall 22
  • FSA 2202 Legal Aspects of the Fire Service


  • FSA 1101 Building Construction and Fire Protection
  • FSA 1102 Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • FSA 1105 Fire Protection Systems
  • FSA 1107 Principles Fire Emer Safety and Survival


Bachelor of Science (3 credits each)

Fall 2022, 2024, 2026

  • FSA 3325 Personnel Management for the Fire Service
  • FSA 3327 Fire-Related Human Behavior  (e) 2022, 2026
  • FSA 3331 Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emer Svcs
  • FSA 3332 Fire Investigation and Analysis (e) 2024, 2028
  • FSA 4401 Fire Service Ethics (New)

Spring 2023, 2025, 2027

  • FSA 3324 Analytic Approaches to Public Fire Protection (e) 2023, 2027
  • FSA 3329 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
  • FSA 3333 Applications of Fire Research
  • FSA 3329 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
  • FSA 3335 Emergency Medical Services Administration (e) 

 Fall 2023, 2025, 2027

  • FSA 3326 Fire Prevention Organization and Management
  • FSA 3328 Disaster Planning and Control (e) 2021, 2025
  • FSA 3334 Fire Dynamics (e) 2019, 2023
  • FSA 4401 Fire Service Ethics

 Spring 2022, 2024, 2026

  • FSA 3323 Fire and Emergency Services Administration
  • FSA 3329 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection (1st offering in 2024)
  • FSA 3330 Fire Protection Structure and Systems (e) 2022, 2026
  • FSA 3335 Emergency Medical Services Administration (e) 

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