The paramedic is the primary advanced medical provider and team leader in the United States for pre-hospital medical care and public safety emergencies.
Paramedics act as the advanced life support provider for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and regularly works with or as part of law enforcement, fire-rescue, military, and emergency communications to provide public safety services. Paramedics also provide advanced medical care at hospitals, worksites, patient homes and in remote environments.
The purpose of the Lindenwood University Department of Paramedicine is to develop individuals to be qualified, competent, and prepared bachelor's level paramedics. Whether you are a traditional student, a licensed paramedic Lindenwood University has the tools and resources to give you the most up-to-date and advanced paramedic training and education available today, making your goal to become a paramedic a reality.
The Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine curriculum is designed so that you select a specialized emphasis or minor that gives you the expertise needed to earn a four year paramedic degree, be marketable, and a leader in the profession.
Lindenwood University offers you the chance to earn a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine (BS). The BS 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.
What can you do with a paramedicine 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.
This track is designed for individuals who aspire to be a paramedic. Students will be brought through EMT education and advance on to paramedic. Individuals who already have an EMT license will also be able to enter this track, preparing them for initial licensure as a paramedic.
Curriculum includes university general education requirements, additional sciences, specialty courses, and EMT/Paramedic courses. Additionally, students select elective classes to supplement their paramedic education.
Licensed Paramedics (Experienced Track)
Licensed Paramedics who wish to continue their education and obtain the BS can receive up to 45 credit hours of experiential credit for the EMT/Paramedic Licensure. BS 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 selected coursework, it is possible for licensed paramedics to take 100% of their degree program completely online.
Curriculum includes university general education requirements, specialty courses, and elective classes to supplement their paramedic education.
Details about both tracks can be found in the university catalog.