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FSA Basic & Advanced Institute, Degrees at a Distance Program
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A degree may enhance your ability to advance
The Higher Education Survey shows that many who have completed this degree have been promoted to administrative and supervisory positions in fire departments, forest service fire departments and private agencies. Experienced fire fighters with academic credentials are also prepared to serve as instructors in community college fire protection programs.
The Fire Service Administration Degree Program has been part of the WOU curriculum since 1979.
Fire Service Administration Degrees At A Distance Program
Don't have access to a traditional, campus-based program?
Then Western Oregon University's Fire Service Administration Degree Program is tailored for you. You may take a single course, complete a certificate program, or earn a bachelor's degree without ever traveling to our Monmouth, Oregon campus.
Our program makes available:
Requirements provide for an upper-division major built upon the associate degree in Fire Science/Fire Protection presently available from many community colleges, and leads to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
The 72-credit hour major includes:
A minor is optional for the FSA degree program. See the online WOU catalog for a list of accepted minors and requirements..
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements:
View the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (55 credit hours of specific coursework)
Bachelor of Arts Degree - additional requirements:
Bachelor of Science Degree - additional requirements:
Western Oregon University operates on the quarter system
All course credits are reflected in quarter credit hours.
Admission to the program is limited to those who have either:
Must show evidence of honorable dismissal from other collegiate institutions attended and meet the 2.0 GPA requirement. Students who have at least 36 credit hours to transfer from an accredited institution are evaluated only on college work (otherwise, high school transcripts are required).
Anyone intending to seek a degree from WOU must apply for admission to the university. However, students may enroll in up to two Fire Services Administration courses per term without being officially admitted to WOU. These students are classified as "non-admitted" AND must officially apply for admission as soon as they decide to work toward the degree.
The University of Alaska-Anchorage and WOU offer the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Services Administration (FSA) through a cooperative agreement facilitated by the Anchorage Regional Fire Training Center. Professional upper-division requirements can be completed by taking FSA Institute classes at the Anchorage Regional Fire Training Center and by completing Degrees at a Distance Fire Service correspondence courses through WOU. UA-A offers other required courses, credits for which may be transferred to WOU as residence credits.
For more information
Contact us for further information about the Fire Service Administration Degree Program. We'll also be happy to mail you a Western Oregon University admissions packet!
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