Emergency Medical Services Degree Options for Adult Learners

Receive 40 Credits for Your Paramedic License

Push your career to the next level with a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Franklin Pierce University. Certified paramedics, emergency medical technicians, fire fighters, police officers and other protective services personnel can develop the academic foundation for leadership of EMS organizations.

Choose a track in either management or social science, depending on your experience and long-term goals. Explore legal, political, and regulatory assessments in EMS settings, as well as the study of technology-based health applications and healthy work environments. Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills to effectively manage emergency situations.

Combine online learning, part or full-time study, and six academic terms, to create a flexible and personalized schedule. Receive 40 credits for your paramedic license along with credits for life experience, including your certifications, professional licenses, and on-the-job training.

You may also be eligible for grants, loans, and scholarships in the form of financial aid.

This non-clinical degree program does not lead to EMT or paramedic certifications.


The Bachelor of Science is designed for currently certified or licensed paramedics interested in following a path to degree completion. This degree has a management focus. Students will receive 40 credits for qualifying paramedic certification. 

Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts offers a social science pathway to a degree with a healthcare focus.  

Want to Know More?

Download the Emergency Medical Services Program SheetDownload a Emergency Medical Services program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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