Academics

Emergency Medical Services

Concordia University Chicago's program in partnership with Loyola Hospital is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform advanced-level medical care in the pre-hospital setting, and to assume leadership positions in various emergency medical services professions.

Program Overview

Concordia University Chicago students earn a bachelor of science degree and state licensure as a paramedic from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Students complete all core curriculum, mission specific and general education requirements at CUC. Two semesters will be spent studying at the state-of-the-art facilities at Loyola University Medical Center in nearby Maywood, Ill. Students will be taught by their faculty following the guidelines of the National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics.

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic exam and to receive state licensure inIllinois.

General Course Information

Concordia University Chicago students earn a bachelor of science degree and national and state licensure as a paramedic from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

You’ll complete all core curriculum, mission specific and general education requirements at CUC. A full year will be spent studying at the state-of-the-art facilities at Loyola University Medical Center in nearby Maywood, IL, where you will experience hands-on learning in the hospital and the field, following the guidelines of the National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics.

For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Opportunities

Along with departmental offerings, Concordia science students participate in consortium-type seminars and botany course experiences through the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA).

ACCA is an association of 15 liberal arts universities and strives to promote collegiate education in the sciences through the collaboration of member colleges and government laboratories, along with learning at institutions such as Chicago’s renowned Shedd Aquarium, the Morton Arboretum and the Museum of Natural History.

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Career Possibilities

EMS Manager

Paramedic

EMS Department Director

Emergency Medical Technici

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Public Safety Administrator