The Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Response Administration (FERA) degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) broadly encompasses all emergency services response disciplines in the public and private sectors and is designed to provide students with foundational skills in fire research, emergency response administration, personnel safety, emergency management, disaster planning and control, and community risk reduction. The degree program is designed to give students a competitive edge in the emergency response job market, and support emergency response personnel and other first responders to increase their administrative and management knowledge, as well as occupational and life safety awareness. The FERA degree also prepares students to face new challenges in technology, human resource management, and fiscal responsibility.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is recognized by FEMA and the National Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution and students completing the FESHE coursework receive a National Fire Academy certificate for each completed course. Beyond the six FESHE core bachelor-level courses, seven additional non-core courses have also been approved for students to receive NFA certificates - a unique advantage of taking classes at MSU Denver.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all classes in the major. The program offers a major, minor, and an extended major. The extended major is a completion degree for students who transfer 24-credits in Firefighter I, EMT-Basic, and Hazardous Materials Operations from a regionally accredited Colorado Community College or possess a state or national certification in these areas.
Major in Fire and Emergency Response Administration
Students completing this major must also select a minor. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all classes in the major.