Emergency Medical Services (BS)

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
Select General Education Requirements44-49
Major Requirements
Emergency Medical Services Requirements
A. Complete the following:
EMS 112EMT Emergency Care6
EMS 140Advanced EMT6
EMS 113EMT Skills Lab1
EMS 115EMT Clinical Internship1
EMS 141Advanced EMT Skills Lab1
EMS 143Advanced EMT Internship2
EMS 200Human Systems/Pathophysiology3
EMS 210Medical Terminology3
EMS 212Paramedic Foundations3
EMS 214Introduction to EMS Cardiology3
EMS 216Patient Assess/Mgt & EMS Oper3
EMS 217Paramedic Clinical I3
EMS 240EMS Resp. Special Populations3
EMS 242Paramedic Emergency Care I3
EMS 244Paramedic Emergency Care II3
EMS 245Paramedic Skills Lab1
EMS 247Paramedic Clinical II2
EMS 297Paramedic Comp Review/Exams3
EMS 295Paramedic Field Internship4
EMS 310Intro to EMS Systems3
EMS 315EMS Administration3
EMS 320EMS Law and Legal Issues-W3
EMS 325Instructional Methods in EMS3
EMS 340Disaster Mgt & Event Planning3
EMS 440Health Insurance/Managed Care3
EMS 445EMS Research - W3
EMS 460Issues and Trends in EMS3
EMS 475EMS Internship3
EMS 495EMS Comp/Review Exam1
MGT 300Management Theory and Practice3
Minor Requirements
A minor is not required for this degree program0
Total Hours129-134

General Education Requirements

Area I - Written Composition
A. Complete the following:
EH 101English Composition I3
B. Complete the following:
EH 102English Composition II3
Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts
A. Complete the following:
CA 110Public Speaking3
B. Select one of the following: see footnote table below 13
Brit Lit before 1785
Brit Lit after 1785
Am Lit before 1865
Am Lit after 1865
World Lit before 1650
World Lit after 1650
C. Select one of the following:3
Survey of Art
Art History I
Art History II
Art Appreciation
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Music
D. Select three hours from the following:3
Intro to African Amer Studies
Survey of Art
Art History I
Art History II
Survey of Non-Western Art
Art Appreciation
Intro Anc Greek Roman Culture
Introduction to Theatre
Brit Lit before 1785
Brit Lit after 1785
Am Lit before 1865
Am Lit after 1865
World Lit before 1650
World Lit after 1650
Introductory Latin I
Introductory Latin II
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Intro Classical Greek I
Intro Classical Greek II
Introductory German I
Introductory German II
Accelerated Intro German
Introductory Russian I
Introductory Russian II
Accelerated Intro Russian
Intermediate Latin I
Intermediate Latin II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Accelerated Inter French - H
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Inter Spanish Accel -H
Interm Classical Greek I
Interm Classical Greek II
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
Intermediate Russian I
Intermediate Russian II
Intensive Second Year Russian
Introductory Japanese I
Introductory Japanese II
Introductory Arabic I
Introductory Arabic II
Intro American Sign Language I
Intro American Sign Lang II
Introductory Korean I
Introductory Korean II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Intermediate ASL I
Intermediate ASL II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Ethics
Social Ethics
Western Philosophy: Classical
Intro to the Study of Religion
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Survey of the New Testament
Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics
A. Select three hours from the following:3
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus Algebra
Precalculus Trigonometry
Precal Algebra-Trigonometry
Calculus and Its Applications
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Linear Algebra I
Differential Equations I
B. Select 8-10 hours from the following:8-10
Life Science I
and Life Science I Laboratory
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
Life Science II
and Life Science II Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
Survey of Inorg and Org Chem
and Survey Inorg-Org Chem Lab
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Environmental Geography
and Environmental Geography Lab
Earth and the Environment
and Earth and the Environment Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Earth History
and Earth History Lab
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab
Concepts of Physics
and Concepts of Physics Laboratory
Physics with Algebra-Trig I
and Alg-Trig Based Physics I Lab
Physics with Algebra -Trig II
and Alg-Trig Based Physics II Lab
Calculus-Based Physics I
and Calculus-Based Physics I Lab
Calculus-Based Physics II
and Calculus-Based Physics II Lab
Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences see footnote table below 1
A. Select one of the following:3
HY of Western Civilization I
HY of Western Civilization II
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
B. Complete the following:
PSY 120Introduction to Psychology3
C. Select one of the following:
SY 109Introductory Sociology3
SY 112Social Problems3
D. Select one of the following:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Intro Archaeology-Bio Anthro
Intro to Communication
Interpersonal Comm
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
People, Places, Environment
World Regional Geography
Intro to Gender Studies
HY of Western Civilization I
HY of Western Civilization II
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
Global Issues
Seasons of Life
Intro Native American Studies
Intro to US Government
Introduction to Psychology
Life Span Development
Introductory Sociology
Social Problems
Area V
A. Complete the following:
CIS 150Intro to Computer Applications (or pass computer proficiency exam)0-3
B. Complete the following:
MGT 300Management Theory and Practice3
Total Hours47-52



Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136).


  • If students have passed BMD 252 with a grade of B or higher, they are exempt from taking EMS 200
  • All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor.
  • EMS 410 - Concepts of Professional Paramedics, 6 credits (Bridge Course). Required. This track is designed especially for licensed paramedics who have earned their paramedic education elsewhere. In addition to the EMS 410 course, students are required to meet all admissions requirements. Upon completion of EMS 410, up to 40 semester hours will be awarded to the student's previous paramedic training during the final semester before graduation.

Graduation Plan

(126 Total Hours)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
EH 101 English Composition I 3
Lab ScienceArea III, B 4
HistoryArea IV, A 1 3
Fine ArtsArea II, C 3
EH 102 English Composition II 3
Lab ScienceArea III, B 4
SY 109 Introductory Sociology 3
MA 110
Finite Mathematics
or Precalculus Algebra
HumanitiesArea II, D 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
Second Year
LiteratureArea II, B 1 3
PSY 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
EMS 112 EMT Emergency Care 6
EMS 113 EMT Skills Lab 1
EMS 115 EMT Clinical Internship 1
EMS 210 Medical Terminology 3
2nd History or LiteratureArea IV, B or Area II, B 1 3
EMS 200 Human Systems/Pathophysiology 3
EMS 140 Advanced EMT 6
EMS 141 Advanced EMT Skills Lab 1
EMS 143 Advanced EMT Internship 2
Third Year
MGT 300 Management Theory and Practice 3
EMS 212 Paramedic Foundations 3
EMS 214 Introduction to EMS Cardiology 3
EMS 216 Patient Assess/Mgt & EMS Oper 3
EMS 217 Paramedic Clinical I 3
EMS 240 EMS Resp. Special Populations 3
EMS 242 Paramedic Emergency Care I 3
EMS 244 Paramedic Emergency Care II 3
EMS 245 Paramedic Skills Lab 1
EMS 247 Paramedic Clinical II 2
Fourth Year
EMS 295 Paramedic Field Internship 4
EMS 297 Paramedic Comp Review/Exams 3
EMS 310 Intro to EMS Systems 3
EMS 315 EMS Administration 3
EMS 320 EMS Law and Legal Issues-W 3
EMS 460 Issues and Trends in EMS 3
EMS 325 Instructional Methods in EMS 3
EMS 340 Disaster Mgt & Event Planning 3
EMS 440 Health Insurance/Managed Care 3
EMS 445 EMS Research - W 3
EMS 475 EMS Internship 3
EMS 495 EMS Comp/Review Exam 1
 Total Hours126

Must complete a two semester series of either Literature or History.