TUCSON – The University of Arizona will be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in emergency medical services starting this fall.
The Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in April.
According to a news release, “enrollment is open to individuals who have a current state or national certification as a paramedic or have completed an associate’s degree in paramedic care at a regionally accredited community college or university.”
“The program is designed to enhance EMS professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them to lead EMS systems into the future, said Joshua Gaither, MD, UA associate professor of emergency medicine. “One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the EMS major and minor offer students opportunities to be mentored by and learn from UA emergency medicine faculty members, fellows and residents who are EMS clinicians and researchers at the cutting edge of EMS care.”
For more information on the Bachelor of Science in EMS, click here.