Academic Catalog

Fire Protection Administration, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code : 43.0202

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


The Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management requires that each graduate of Fire Protection Administration (B.S.) must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours in the College of Justice, Safety and Military Science at Eastern Kentucky University and must complete a minimum of 18 upper division credits from the Safety, Security and Emergency Management Department.

University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
JSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/ Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
FSE 101Fire Prevention3
FSE 120Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FSE 201Building Construction3
FSE 221Fire Detection and Suppression Systems3
FSE 223Fire and Emergency Scene Operations3
FSE 225Legal Aspects of Fire Protection3
FSE 230Fire Prevention Organization and Management3
FSE 300Technical Report Writing for Emergency Services3
FSE 305Fire Protection and Hazardous Materials3
FSE 320Principles of Emergency Services3
FSE 322Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Design3
FSE 349Applied Learning in Fire and Safety Engineering3
FSE 350Fire Arson and Explosion Investigation3
FSE 355Fire Dynamics3
FSE 360Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply3
FSE 365Instructional Methodology for Emergency Service3
FSE 375Emergency Services Resource Management3
FSE 400Advanced Emergency Services3
FSE 425Disaster & Community Fire Defense Planning3
OSH 390Workers Compensation3
Supporting Course Requirements
Choose from 14 hours of the following:14
Introductory Chemistry (Element 4) G
Introductory Chemistry Lab (Element 4) G
Introductory Chemistry II
and Introductory Chemistry Lab II
College Algebra (Element 2) G
Introduction to Psychology (Element 5B) G
Free Electives
Choose from nine hours of free electives9
Total Hours120

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above. A maximum of 3 cr. hrs. will count toward Element 4.