Bachelor of Science: Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services program ensures you are ready for life-saving careers in critical care transport, aeromedical services, disaster management and industrial medicine. Most EMS graduates are hired by private service, fire department, municipal/governmental or hospital-based ambulance companies.
We have partnered with Loyola University Medical Center to provide nationally-recognized training for advanced-level medical care in the pre-hospital setting, enabling our graduates to earn leadership positions in this critical phase of medicine.
This degree prepares you to receive national and Illinois state licensure. Program graduates have a 100% pass rate on the National Registry exam. Concordia-Chicago’s baccalaureate-level EMS program is the only one of its type in the Illinois, according to The Hanover Research Council, ensuring you will stand out amongst fellow EMS candidates in front of employers.
Our small science classes ensure one-on-one access to faculty. The academic interests of our Natural Sciences faculty include cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, ecology, genetics, anatomy and physiology.
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.
Ninety percent of our students find employment within six months of graduation, meaning your CUC degree will hold its weight. We will prepare you to successfully enter the emergency medical field, while helping you discover how you can make a difference in the lives of others. In addition, a bachelor’s degree prepares you for graduate level coursework including an MBA, MPA or advanced BSN.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical services or a related area have a great advantage; their employment rate is expected to grow much faster than the national average for all other jobs through 2014.