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Fire & Paramedic Science

The Fire and Paramedic Degree (FPS) is an exciting program at Lindenwood University designed to prepare students for careers as a Paramedic or Paramedic/Firefighter. The two cores of this Bachelor of Science Degree are para-medicine technology and management/leadership skills.

Students seeking to major in Fire and Paramedic Science will complete:

  • A minimum of 128 credit hours
  • Coursework will include General Education classes (i.e. Chemistry , Biology, English, Math, History, etc.) 39-48 hours of EMT/Paramedic course work and an area of emphasis.
  • The areas of emphasis are the General Emphasis and the Fire Academy Emphasis.
  • The Fire and Paramedic Science Program also requires that students obtain a grade of
  • C or better in all science, paramedic requirements, and fire academy courses in order to obtain the Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Additional non-academic requirements include obtaining specific CPR certification and students must also pass:
    • Drug screening
    • Criminal Background check
    • Appropriate immunizations
    • Physical examination indicating ability to meet  functional job requirements
      (Some of these costs may be incurred by the student) 

For more information contact:

Jack Beckerle, MBA, MA, EdD
Associate Professor of Nonprofit Administration
and Chair Fire and Paramedic Science

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