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Emergency Medical Services

Bachelor of Science

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $525
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Program Details

As a practicing paramedic, you have unique educational needs. This program will build on your previous education by providing the basic science background necessary to adapt to the ever-changing medical field.

To qualify for admission to this program, you must be currently certified as a paramedic at the state or national level. You will receive additional training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) core clinical areas including critical care, community paramedicine and special operations, basic sciences including physiology, chemistry and biology, and supplementary areas including leadership, health care systems, and communications.

Advance to the next level of clinical care and build skills necessary to become a leader in your field. You will understand the full range of subspecialty EMS roles with advanced clinical knowledge and leadership skills to succeed in the healthcare industry.

Eligibility: This program is only open to incoming students who are already certified paramedics.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

EMD 350: Advanced Emergency Medical Services Systems
EMD 310: Emergency Medical Services Core Competencies
EMD 410: Emergency Medical Services Critical Care