Emergency Medical Services

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Program Delivery

On-Campus, Online


Locations Available

Rindge, New Hampshire
Online

Push your career to the next level with a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Franklin Pierce University. Certified paramedics, emergency medical technicians, fire fighters, police officers and other protective services personnel can develop the academic foundation for leadership of EMS organizations.

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What Makes Our Emergency Medical SErvices Program Different?

You can gain valuable experience through opportunities at Franklin Pierce to:

  • Explore internships at hospitals or medical centers
  • Complete a job shadow or ride-along with local law enforcement or EMS provider
  • Add a minor in Management, Public Health or Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Work on campus as a security officer, EMT or firefighter

These experiences will position you well for connections to top-tier organizations where Franklin Pierce students have interned, including the hospitals, service agencies and more.

What Can I Do With an Emergency Medical Services Degree?

With your degree, you can pursue jobs or further education for careers as diverse as:

  • Ambulance EMT or Paramedic
  • Critical Care or Flight Paramedic
  • EMS Instructor or Trainer
  • Firefighter
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Medic
  • American Red Cross
  • Americorps
  • FEMA
  • OSHA
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Safety Council of Northern New England

What do Emergency Medical Services Students Learn?

Classes are offered in both classroom and online formats, with four courses featured exclusively online. This non-clinical degree program does not lead to EMT or paramedic certification; however, you should plan to obtain an EMT certification to enhance your marketability after graduation.

You can also work on campus as a security officer, EMT, or firefighter. These experiences will position you well for connections to top-tier organizations where Franklin Pierce students have interned, including the American Red Cross, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and more.

  • GLE101 First Year Inquiry Seminar
  • GLE110 First Year Composition I
  • PS101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SO101 Introduction to Sociology
  • CJ101 or CJ203
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice or Juvenile Justice
  • GLE230 Second Year Composition II
  • MT260 Statistics
  • General Education Elective*
  • HCA201 Introduction to Healthcare Management

  • HCA315 Epidemiology
  • PS215 Health Psychology
  • PS220 Group Dynamics
  • SO205 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • 4 General Education Electives*
  • General Education Lab Science I
  • General Education Lab Science II

  • CJ340 Gender, Race and Crime
  • EMSP304 Public Health Emergencies
  • HCA360 Healthcare Ethics, Policy and Law
  • PS323 Seminar on Addiction
  • General Education Elective
  • 5 Electives*

  • 400 Level Course (3 credits)
  • EMSP320 Emergency Communications
  • EMSP400 EMS Integrated Seminar
  • 7 Electives*

  • CJ430 Victimology
  • PS300 Theories of Intimate Violence
  • PS323 Seminar on Addiction
  • PS330 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • PS345 Crisis Intervention

*One or more additional electives may be needed to fulfill general education requirements. See General and Liberal Education (GLE) in the Academic Catalog.

Already Have Your Paramedic License?

Combine online learning, part or full-time study, and six academic terms, to create a flexible and personalized schedule. Receive 40 credits for your paramedic license along with credits for life experience, including your certifications, professional licenses, and on-the-job training. Push your career to the next level with a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Franklin Pierce University. Certified paramedics, emergency medical technicians, fire fighters, police officers and other protective services personnel can develop the academic foundation for leadership of EMS organizations.

Choose a track in either management or social science, depending on your experience and long-term goals. Explore legal, political, and regulatory assessments in EMS settings, as well as the study of technology-based health applications and healthy work environments. Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills to effectively manage emergency situations.

This non-clinical degree program does not lead to EMT or paramedic certifications.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General and Liberal Education Curriculum, you must select a track in either Management or Social Science, and successfully complete the following coursework to fulfill the major requirements.

  • EMS Leadership and Decision-Making
  • EMS Planning and Development
  • Health Informatics
  • Medical Operations and Personnel Management
  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Risk Management Practices
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Communications
  • Health Care Ethics, Policy and Law
  • EMS Integrated Seminar

  • Introduction to Health Care Administration
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Science of Society
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Communication
  • Health Care Ethics, Policy and Law
  • Gender, Race and Crime
  • Integrated Seminar

Choose one of the following elective courses:

  • Victimology
  • Theories of Intimate Violence
  • Seminar on Addiction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Communications
  • Health Care Ethics, Policy and Law

*Please refer to the Academic Catalog for full listing of elective options