Program Overview

California State University in Sacramento offers students the opportunity to earn a highly specialized degree in Fire Service Management. The FSM program is currently being revised and will only admit new students until all final changes are implemented. The University is working diligently towards successfully creating a unique and much needed academic program. The program, once available, will be a Bachelor degree completion program, offering working students the opportunity to apply life and work experiences, plus previous schooling as credit towards the required courses for a Bachelor’s degree. 

The courses will be offered through an accelerated online learning format, enabling busy professional students the flexibility to earn a valuable education while still fulfilling fire service and public safety obligations. Potential students will have their previous experiences and school work assessed to determine the appropriate path for degree completion. The individual evaluation of each applicant is critical to the efficient and effective academic programs success; well-educated and trained professionals may enter or excel in public safety careers with the Bachelor Degree in Fire Service Management. 

Students will be part of a select group of individuals enhancing their education with constant communication with peers, professors, and professionals in the field, in addition to creating a dynamic set of resources available after graduation. The accelerated program may open many career opportunities for professionals to use in local, state and federal public service agencies. Graduates of the BS in Fire Service Management may also use the degree program as the foundation for furthering their skills and education at a Masters level. High level employees often seek advanced degrees to become assets to their companies while also becoming mentors and experienced providers of safety and emergency response situations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Applicants must hold an Associate’s degree in Fire Service or a Fire Service Technology Certificate from a community college; have a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher; have completed Written Communication (English 1A) and be transfer-ready.

    School Overview

    The first graduation--in 1948--at California State University, Sacramento awarded a single degree. Since that date, more than 200,000 students have earned degrees at Sacramento State. Founded in 1947, the University first shared facilities with a junior college, then moved to its own campus in 1949, and finally relocated to a permanent home along the American River in 1959. 

    Today, the public, 4-year institution retains the official California State University, Sacramento title, but promotes the use of Sacramento State, or Sac State. Students at Sacramento State can pursue bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. To date, the University offers undergraduate majors and master’s programs, along with post-baccalaureate certificates and doctorate degrees. Non-traditional programs, including distance education degrees and coursework, at Sacramento State are housed in the College of Continuing Education. Students can participate in online, on-campus, evening/weekend, and hybrid learning environments.


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