Emergency medical services professional

Emergency Medical Services

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services provides paramedics with the education necessary to become leaders in their field.


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.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Science
College: College of Medicine

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The core curriculum for this degree program includes:

  • EMD 350 - Advanced Emergency Medical Services Systems: Cover the basics of EMS systems. The course will cover a variety of topics, ranging from the history and foundation of EMS, to state and regional EMS systems, trauma systems, emergency departments and EMS, medical oversight and accountability, system financing, emergency medical dispatch and more.
  • EMD 310 - Emergency Medical Services Core Competencies: This course will provide an in depth review of EMT and Paramedic knowledge and will allow you to recertify as an EMT, AEMT, or paramedic in the State of Arizona or using the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) recertification process. Course topics will cover all didactic material/objectives required by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) for both EMTs and Paramedics.
  • EMD 410 - Emergency Medical Services Critical Care: Prepare to deliver advanced critical care in the out of hospital setting, including interfacility transfer of critically ill patients, as well as responding to scene calls for critically ill or injured patients. Learn from critical care providers and Emergency Medicine Physicians, as well as other experts, who will teach you to perform the appropriate patient assessments, and how to perform invasive out of hospital care.
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