Fire Administration Degree

Fire Administration Degree

Fire Administration

100 % Online Degree Completion in Fire Administration

Advance your career. Be ready for your future.

The Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration (FIAD) program prepares graduates to handle the challenges facing chief officers. From leadership and communication to public administration, data analysis, employment law, finance, and technology, you will develop a platform of knowledge and skills to build a solid foundation for success.


Dominic Wells, Ph.D.  
Director, Fire Administration                               
Kerry Fritz
Director, State Fire School                                                                      

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• Regionally accredited public institution
• Transfer credit for prior coursework and approved certifications
• Minimum required BGSU coursework is 30 hours
• No residency requirement
• Personalized advising
• Peer support from classmates who are experienced and professional
• Classes led by highly respected and experienced faculty
• BGSU has been the home of State Fire School  since 1974.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Fire Administration are expected to:

  • Demonstrate critical, professional, and personal skills such as independent thinking, communication skills (oral, written and listening), ability to work effectively within groups, and a commitment to continuous learning;
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Lead strategic planning efforts and manage organizational change with a demonstrated understanding of its impact on budgets and human resources;
  • Interpret the scope of authority and responsibility of all levels of administration and interact appropriately within the organization and external community;
  • Recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, examine different perspectives and consider the ramifications of alternative actions; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate applied/technical cognate and major courses in fire administration.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Fire Administration program will undergo Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2021-22.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Fire Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Fire Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 07/07/2023 04:31PM