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Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

East Georgia State College is a great place to continue your studies in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.  Here, you’ll find:

Great faculty, such as Beverley Walker, a former fire lieutenant with 25 years of fire and emergency service experience, and many years as an instructor and trainer in Georgia and at the National Fire Academy.

An on-line learning environment, to meet the complex demands of the schedule of emergency services and aspiring public management professionals.

An affordable way to continue your studies, with reasonable tuition, generous financial aid availability, and access to the HOPE Scholarship benefits.

A combination of challenging coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior, and professional development to prepare you for a leadership role in the administration and management of an emergency services organization.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Anywhere you choose! Students graduating with this degree can continue their education at other institutions of higher learning. Our degree is also accepted by the National Fire Academy for the Executive Fire Officer or Managing Officer programs.

No other bachelors program in Georgia offers such a unique combination of vital coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior, and professional development.

Our program follows the design set forth by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum created at the National Fire Academy.  The Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration will create a career pathway for firefighters, emergency services personnel, and other interested in public affairs management.

For more information on this exciting program, contact Beverley Walker, Program Director, at 478-289-2051, or bewalker@ega.edu.

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Required Courses
Required: 36 Hours
FESA 3101 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FESA 3102 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3
FESA 3103 Ethics in Public Service 3
FESA 3104 Community Risk Reduction 3
FESA 3105 Emergency and Disaster Planning 3
FESA 3106 Fire Analysis and Investigation
3
FESA 3107 Adv. Prin. in Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
FESA 4101 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection 3
FESA 4102 Applications of Fire Research 3
POLS 4890 Personnel Management for Fire and Emergency Services 3
POLS 4300 Public Budgeting and Decision Making 3
FESA 4203 Capstone in Fire and Emergency Services 3
Required Electives
Required: 12 Hours
Choose Four:
FESA 3108 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
FESA 3109 Advanced Strategies and Tactics for FESA 3
FESA 3110 Natural Disaster Management 3
FESA 3111 Fire-Related Human Behavior 3
FESA 4201 Seminar in Fire and Emergency Services 3
FESA 4202 Practicum 3
Additional Guided Electives
12 hours of courses to be determined at the discretion of the program director.
Total Hours: 60*

*In addition to 64 freshman/sophomore hours.

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