Earn a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine (BSP) from Lindenwood University in one of three tracks: Traditional Student, Licensed Paramedic, or Military Medic.
Lindenwood University offers you the chance to earn a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine (BSP). The BSP degree program is designed to develop a paramedic with a bachelor of science level education that is prepared to meet the needs of the profession.
If you wish to pursue a graduate medical degree in order to become a physician or physician assistant, you can select a minor in medical science.
BSP students are eligible for one of three tracks (Traditional Student, Licensed Paramedic, or Military Medic) and have a choice of either an emphasis, minor in a medical science or other department-approved minor.
Traditional Student Track
The Traditional Student Track is for students who have no previous paramedic training and are receiving initial paramedicine education and training in order to be eligible for licensure as a paramedic. You will study subjects like medical terminology, pharmacology, and trauma paramedicine.
Licensed Paramedic Track
The Licensed Paramedic Track is for current state licensed or nationally registered paramedics who wish to continue their education at the baccalaureate level. Subjects you will study include human pathophysiology, medical documentation, and pharmacology.
Military Medic Track
The Military Medic Track is for active duty, reserve and veterans of the United States armed forces that have completed an approved military medic training program and have two years documented experience working in the US military as a military medic. These medics first complete a certificate program that transition them to a civilian paramedic before completing their BSP degree in Paramedicine.
What can you do with a BSP degree
As a paramedic, there are a variety of careers where paramedic licensure is an essential or preferred qualification for employment. Employment opportunities for paramedics in a variety of areas, including ambulance, emergency department, flight, and tactical, plus emergency management, public safety, paramedic faculty, and occupational safety.
If you wish to further your medical education, you can minor in Medical Science (Pre-Med) or other approved departmental minor by selecting the minor instead of an emphasis. The minor, along with the BSP degree, will provide you with the necessary foundation to be a strong candidate for graduate medical education programs and be eligible to apply to medical or physician assistant schools.
Licensed Paramedics who wish to continue their education and obtain the BSP can receive up to 48 credit hours of experiential credit. BSP courses are offered both on campus and online. The online option is especially helpful for paramedics working full time with irregular schedules. Depending on the emphasis area, it is possible for licensed paramedics to take 100% of their degree program completely online.
Certain military medics may qualify for our Military Transition Paramedic course that can bridge a military medic to a licensed civilian paramedic in 16 weeks. Upon completing the program, military paramedics can complete the rest of their BSP degree at Lindenwood on campus or online.