Bachelor in Fire Science Management
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Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Management

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Are you interested in fire science management? At Faulkner University, based in Montgomery, Alabama, you can advance your education while taking convenient online classes. We understand the challenges that busy adults face, balancing work, family, and community. As a private, Christian liberal arts college, Faulkner University offers innovative online degree options so you can earn a bachelor’s degree on your terms. Learn about the Bachelor of Fire Science Management online degree, curriculum, and requirements.

With a degree in Fire Science Management, you’ll be able to pursue many jobs in an exciting field. But getting to campus can be hard for working adults, especially as you juggle family, friends, and community. At Faulkner University, a private, Christian liberal arts college located in Montgomery, Alabama, students can earn a bachelor’s in Fire Science Management online that prepares them to further their career, start a new one, or apply to graduate school. Being online allows you to earn a Bachelor of Fire Science Management on your terms.

How to Apply

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Complete and print the Official Transcript Request form and submit it to all previously attended schools. Note that requesting transcripts from other institutions may incur a fee.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Fire Science Management program:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all previous college work, or a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on at least 12 hours taken at Faulkner University
  • Be 23 years of age or older
  • Complete entrance competencies as listed, including:
    • Transfer 66 hours of general education credits
    • Complete 54 hours of program content at Faulkner University


2024 - 2025 Financial Information

Tuition $325 per semester hour
General Fee $350 per semester ($250 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $75 per semester hour
Book Fee $185 per year
Applicable Course Fees see full tuition and fee schedule

Current tuition information is available in the tuition and fee schedule. Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Students seeking financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Fire Science Management Degree: Program Overview

Faulkner University strives to be a leader in fire science education, preparing students to find fulfilling careers as fire science professionals. We are proud to offer innovative coursework taught by faculty who draw on their extensive field experience. With a grounding in Christian perspectives and morals, students gain preparation for careers in:

  • Fire department administration and executive leadership
  • Fire and building code enforcement
  • Fire inspections and approvals
  • Fire department occupational health and safety

Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Fire Science Management Online program receive the same outstanding education available at our campuses in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, and Huntsville, AL.

Fire Science Management Curriculum

Faulkner University’s Bachelor of Fire Science Management (FSM) can be completed fully online. Courses are divided into six eight-week modules that must be completed within three semesters. Students can engage with knowledgeable instructors through online or Zoom formats. The program consists of:

FSM Module 1

  • FSM 3301: Applications of Fire Research
  • BCJ/ FSM 4301: Criminalistics
  • BCJ/FSM 4304: Ethics

FSM Module 2

  • FSM 3330: Fire & Emergency Service Admin
  • BCJ/FSM 4307: Research Methods
  • FSM 4310: Fire Investigation and Analysis

FSM Module 3

  • FSM 4315: Fire Prevention Organization and Management
  • FSM 3325: Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency
  • BCJ/FSM 4306: Criminal Behavior Analysis

FSM Module 4

  • FSM 3340: Fire Dynamics
  • FSM 3320: Disaster Planning and Control
  • BCJ/FSM 4303: Interview & Interrogation

FSM Module 5

  • BC/FSM 3305: Constitutional Law
  • CJ/FSM 4308: Budgeting
  • BCJ/FSM 3324: Crisis Management

FSM Module 6

  • FSM 4320: Fire Protection Structures and Systems Design
  • BCJ/FSM 4302: Courts
  • FSM 4330: Political and Legal Foundations for Fire Protection

Additional details on program structure and individual classes can be found in the course catalog.

How Long Does the Bachelor in Fire Science Management Program Take to Complete?

By taking advantage of flexible online classes, students in this program can complete two years of coursework in as little as twelve months. Modules do not need to be completed in numerical order, so students may choose to enter the program at the beginning of any module and complete the rotation from their point of entry. Modules are scheduled to begin in January, March, April, June, August, and October.

Pursue a Fire Science Management Degree at Faulkner University

At Faulkner University, we help you take the first step toward a fulfilling career in the field of fire science. At our private, Christian liberal arts school, students can take advantage of rigorous academics taught through a faith-based lens. Plus, our online degree programs make it possible to achieve your educational goals while balancing work, family, and other obligations. To learn more about the fire science management program, contact us to request information, or apply online today.