Bachelor of Science in Emergency Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science degree offered through the Emergency Health Sciences Department was created to afford paramedics an opportunity to advance their education to the Bachelor of Science level. Students entering the program must already be certified as paramedics at either the state or national level (through the NREMT). The program focuses on three primary areas which benefit paramedics as they progress in their careers. These areas are advanced medical care, EMS education, and EMS management.
The degree consists of 124 semester hour credits. The first 30 hours include the courses a student takes to prepare for certification as a paramedic. These hours may be obtained through the UTHSCSA paramedic program or the paramedic program at any other regionally accredited college or university. Students who are certified paramedics but do not have these credit hours are allowed to obtain them through a credit-by-exam process once they are enrolled in the program. The second portion of the degree is made up of 42 semester hour credits from the “core curriculum”. These general education courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university and transferred to UTHSCSA since they are not offered here. Credit for some of these core courses may be obtained through the CLEP/DANTES process. The final 52 semester hour credits come from the bachelor degree courses offered through the program. These courses are all distance education classes using the internet for content delivery.
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If you would like more information about the program, you may contact:
Bruce Butterfras – Assistant Professor & Bachelor Degree Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-567-8719.
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