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 Tradition 4-Year Curriculum for both qualified high school applicants and non-traditional applicants as well as 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 disciple as well as, lab, practicum, and field observation and internships in order to prepare the 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 accomodate 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 track offer student an opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree in paramedicine while meeting course prerequisites for application into medicine or physician assistant programs.

Successful complete 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
or ANT 113 Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society
Total Credits18

Explorations Level

Ethics3
Global Perspectives in History3
The Biblical Tradition3
CHM 111Fundamentals of General Chemistry3
Total Credits12

General Requirements:

RSP 102An Introduction to the Culture of College Life1
General Electives: Select 28 credits from any discipline28
Total Credits29

Paramedicine Support Courses:

Natural Sciences
BIO 149Biology for the Non-Science Major3
or BIO 201 General Biology: Organismal and Population
or BIO 202 General Biology: Cellular and Molecular
EXS 111Fundamentals of Human Anatomy4
or BMS 311 Basic Human Anatomy
EXS 112Fundamentals of Human Physiology4
or BIO 449 Physiology
or EXS 320 Human Physiology
CHM 105Introductory Chemistry3
or CHM 111 Fundamentals of General Chemistry
or CHM 203 General Chemistry I
or CHM 205 General Chemistry II
Total Credits14

Paramedicine Major Requirements: 55 Credits

PMC 101Fundamentals of Paramedicine4
PMC 301Preparatory5
PMC 403Patient Assessment3
PMC 406Airway, Ventilation and Respiratory Emergencies3
PMC 407Trauma4
PMC 411Special Patient Populations3
PMC 412Cardiology5
PMC 413Operations2
PMC 414Medical Emergencies I5
PMC 415Assessment Based Management1
PMC 416Medical Emergencies II4
PMC 420Clinical Practicum I1
PMC 421Field Observation1
PMC 422Clinical Practicum II2
PMC 423Field Experience2
PMC 424Clinical Practicum III2
Paramedicine Electives: Select six credits 400-level or above: 16
Paramedicine Educators
Management of Paramedicine Systems
Special Topics in Paramedicine
Critical Care Paramedic
Directed Independent Readings
Directed Independent Study
Directed Independent Research
Total Credits53

Students who have successfully completed PMC 301-PMC 425 courses are eligible to test for National Registry certification as a paramedic.