Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine

Creighton University's Paramedicine Program offers two pathways for undergraduate study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine.  The Traditional 4-Year Curriculum is designed for both qualified high school applicants and non-traditional applicants.  The second path is an on-line degree completion pathway to the baccalaureate degree for students who hold current national certification as paramedics.

The Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine curriculum offers a prescribed sequence of courses from the humanities, arts, social, and natural sciences and the specialty discipline as well as, lab, practicums, and a capstone internship in order to prepare graduates for delivery of high quality, safe health care in a variety of settings and to diverse populations.

The Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine has track variations associated with the traditional 4-year curriculum to accommodate students with various professional interests including:

Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine - Pre-Accelerated Nursing Track

Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine - Pre-Medicine Track

Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine - Pre-Physician Assistant Track

These tracks offer students an opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree in paramedicine while meeting course prerequisites for application into nursing, medicine or physician assistant programs.

Successful completion of the BS-Paramedicine program meets eligibility requirements for testing and certificate procedures as established by the National Registry of EMTs.

Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine Degree Requirements and Curriculum

Requirements for Graduation

A candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine Degree must have earned a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit. A grade of C (2.0) must be earned in all required Paramedicine courses.

Magis Common Core Courses

The Creighton University Common Core requirements are a minimum of 33 semester hours.

Contemporary Composition3
Critical Issues in Human Inquiry3
COM 101Digital Communication Lab1
MTH 205Mathematics for the Modern World2
Philosophical Ideas3
The Christian Tradition3
PSY 201Introductory Psychology3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society3
or ANT 111 Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
or ANT 112 Introduction to Anthropology: Culture, Ecology and Sustainability
or ANT 113 Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
Total Credits21

Explorations Level

Global Perspectives in History3
The Biblical Tradition3
English Literature - 2XX3
Total Credits12

Magis Designated Courses

NUR 200Statistical Reasoning3
NUR 476Applied Nursing Ethics3
PMC 303Introduction to Paramedicine2
PMC 418Transition to Paramed Practice3
Total Credits11

General Requirements:

RSP 102An Introduction to the Culture of College Life1
NUR 223Nutrition2
NUR 228Lifespan Development3
Total Credits9

Paramedicine Support Courses:

Natural Sciences
BIO 149Biology for the Non-Science Major3
EXS 111Fundamentals of Human Anatomy4
EXS 112Fundamentals of Human Physiology4
CHM 111Fundamentals of General Chemistry3
CHM 112Fundamentals Of Biological Chemistry3
CHM 113Fundamentals Of Chemistry Laboratory1
MIC 141Microbiology4
Total Credits22

Paramedicine Major Requirements: 56 Credits

PMC 101Fundamentals of Paramedicine4
PMC 215Medical Terminology1
PMC 303Introduction to Paramedicine2
PMC 305Advanced Patient Assessment2
PMC 307Advanced Airway Management3
PMC 309Cardiology in Paramedicine3
PMC 311Paramedic Clinical Practicum I4
PMC 313Paramedicine Pharmacology2
PMC 315Paramedic Lab I2
PMC 317Trauma Management in Paramed2
PMC 319Special Patient Populations2
PMC 323Medical Emergencies5
PMC 325Paramedic Lab II2
PMC 327Paramedic Clinical Practicum ll4
PMC 409Leadership in Paramedicine3
PMC 413Special Operations2
PMC 417Evidence-Based Practice in Paramedicine3
PMC 418Transition to Paramed Practice3
PMC 425Paramedicine Capstone7
Total Credits56

Students who have successfully completed PMC 101 are eligible to test for the National Registry certification exam as an EMT.   Students who have successfully completed the 56 credits designated for the Paramedicine major are eligible to test for National Registry certification exam as a paramedic. 


The following Paramedicine courses could be taken as electives or select 6 credits from any discipline: *
PMC 440Paramedicine Educators3
PMC 480Critical Care Paramedic6
PMC 470Management of Paramedicine Systems3
PMC 215Medical Terminology1

Students admitted to the Accelerated Masters Program - Master of Science in Paramedicine may use their electives to take: PMC 601 Paramedicine LeadershipPMC 602 Organizational Development and Organizational Change or PMC 603 Clinical Practice and Quality Assurance in their senior year.