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Bachelor of Science

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The undergraduate Emergency Medical Services major provides paramedics with the education and skills necessary to practice at the highest level to become leaders in their field. This program is specifically designed to meet the unique educational needs of the practicing paramedic. It builds on prior paramedic education by providing the basic science background necessary to adapt to the ever-changing medical field. It prepares students to understand the full range of sub-specialty EMS roles with advanced clinical knowledge and leadership skills to succeed in the health-care industry.

Major Details

College: College of Medicine
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: https://emergencymed.arizona.edu/ems-degree
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

Select a year:

UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
Paramedic Certificate 20
2nd Semester
Paramedic Certificate 20
3rd Semester
Math 122A Functions for Calculus 1
Math 122B First Semester Calculus 3
Eng 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
4th Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
ENG 102 First-Year Composition 3
Math elective 3
Second Language 4
5th Semester
Science Elective 4
Tier I General Education 3
EMD 350 Advanced Medical Services Core Competencies 3
EMD 310 Emergency Medical Services Core Competencies 3
EMD Elective 3
6th Semester
Science Elective 4
Tier II General Education 3
Health Elective 3
COM Elective 3
EMD Elective 3
7th Semester
Science Elective 3
Leadership Elective 3
Health Elective 3
EMD 493 A or C EMS Leadership 3
EMD Elective 3
8th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3
EMD 493 B or D EMS Leadership 3
EMD 498 Capstone 1
Leadership Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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