B.S. in Fire Protection Administration | Cal State L.A.

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The Fall 2014 application period for first-time freshmen and transfer students via CSUMentor.com is October 1st to November 30th, 2013. You will need to apply no later than November 30th, 2013!

About the Program

Created in response to needs identified by the California Fire Services, Cal State L.A.’s Fire Protection Administration program arms graduates with technical and administrative skills that can lead to some of the top fire protection positions in the world. 

Typically, a fire protection education is limited to lower division course work taken at the community college level. As the only one of its kind in the state of California, Cal State L.A.’s Fire Protection Administration program produces graduates that have an edge over the competition. Cal State L.A. alums are uniquely prepared to implement the managerial skills that are crucial in commanding large-scale fire-fighting operations. 

Graduates of the Fire Protection Administration program at Cal State L.A. go on to pursue careers as fire prevention specialists, fire loss insurance claims adjusters, fire station chiefs, and arson investigators. 

The Fire Protection Administration and Technology major is a 
"2 + 2 Articulation" program. Because Cal State L.A. does not offer lower division Fire Protection Administration courses, students in the program complete their first two years at a local community college and then transfer to Cal State L.A. to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Administration and Technology.