Courses

All of the courses in the B.S. in Fire Administration curriculum www.bgsu.edu/fiad 

Limited spots are available for non-FIAD majors.

 

Psychology

PSYC 1010
General Psychology
3 credit hours

Learn scientific approaches to the study of behavior organisms, and its application to personal and social behavior.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Also offered online.

Prerequisites
None


Public Health

PUBH 3200
Introduction to Public Health
3 credit hours

Explore social, economic, environmental and cultural influences on community health issues facing the United States in the 21st century. This course emphasizes an interdisciplinary health team approach and innovative population-based strategies that foster and support healthier communities.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Available online during Summer.

Prerequisites
None

 

Accounting

ACCT 2000
Accounting Concepts for Non Business Students 
3 credit hours

Learn accounting concepts and procedures and their contribution to administrative processes. Students will also learn about enterprise analysis, relevant data, and its uses and limitations.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites 
Sophomore standing or consent of department

Communication

BA 2030
Business Communications 
3 credit hours

Learn principles of effective communication in writing business messages such as letters, memos, e-mail, and reports. Primary emphasis on written communication skills for use in business and public organizations. Special attention will be given to oral communication skills in business, such as small group and one-on-one communication.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites
GSW 1120

GSW 1120

Varieties of Writing
3 credit hours

A focus on expository writing including research papers, with an emphasis on analytical writing based on critical reading.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Also available online.

Prerequisites
GSW 1100, GSW 1110 or placement test

 

IPC 1020

Interpersonal Communication
3 credit hours

Learn basic principles of interpersonal communication, small group communication and public speaking. Students will participate in exercises and activities in each area with a focus on individual needs.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites
None

IPC 2050
Presentational Speaking in Organizations 
3 credit hours

Learn principles of public communication, composition and public speaking, including practice.

Available – Fall, Spring

Prerequisites
IPC 1020

 

Computer Skills

Computer Skills

MIS 2000
Introduction to Management Information Systems 
3 credit hours

Learn principles of computer-based information systems, including the role of information systems in business organizations. Students will also learn about the use of database software to manage information and spreadsheet software in decision making.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites
Pass proficiency test in basic spreadsheet skills

 

Legal

LEGS 4290

Employment Law II 
3 credit hours

A discussion of laws focusing on the prohibition of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, handicap, and veteran status. Students will also focus on wage and salary discrimination using equal pay and comparable worth analysis.

Available – Spring

Prerequisites 
Junior standing

 

ECON 3210

Labor Economics 
3 credit hours

Learn about the economics of manpower employment and labor market, labor organizations, collective bargaining, regulation of labor by government, wage determination, unemployment, and Social Security.

Available – Spring

Prerequisites
ECON 2020 or ECON 2030

 

Management

MGMT 3050
Principles of Organization & Management 
3 credit hours

Learn the fundamentals of organization theory, objectives, policies, decision making, authority, management development, leadership, communication, motivation and effective human relations, and management principles.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Also available online.

Prerequisites
Junior standing or permission of department

 

Math

MATH 1150
Introduction to Statistics 
3 credit hours

This class will focus on the description of data, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and testing hypotheses for means and proportions.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Also available online.

Prerequisites 
Two years of high school algebra, one year of geometry and satisfactory placement exam score

STAT 2000
Using Statistics
3 credit hours

Learn descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and contingency tables. Students will also focus on interpretation and misinterpretation of statistical techniques.

Available – Fall, Spring

Prerequisites
None

 

Political Science

POLS 3030
Introduction to Public Administration 
3 credit hours

Learn about the American administrative system with an emphasis on administrative structures and processes, the relationship between elected offices and bureaucracy, the notion of civil service, and modes of managing an administrative system.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Also available online.

Prerequisites 
POLS 1100 – American Government

 

Psychology

PSYC 1010
General Psychology 
3 credit hours

Learn scientific approaches to the study of behavior organisms, and its application to personal and social behavior.

Available – Fall, Spring, Summer. Also offered online.

Prerequisites 
None

 

Public Health