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BS in Paramedicine

Program Overview

One of the Few Paramedicine Bachelor’s Programs in the Country

Prepare for the challenges of caring for a variety of patient populations through one of the few paramedicine bachelor’s programs in the country. Designed for licensed paramedics, this program has options for military paramedics as well.

Prepare for the challenges of caring for a variety of patient populations through one of the few paramedicine bachelor’s programs in the country. Designed for licensed paramedics, this program has options for military paramedics as well.

At a Glance

$450

per credit hour

120

credit hours

24–48

months to complete

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Provide Better Medical Care

Paramedics play a vital role in pre-hospital medical care and emergencies. With Lindenwood University’s online Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine program, you can further your skills in paramedicine so that you can better meet the needs of the job. One of the few programs of its kind in the country, this program is designed for certified paramedics and offers an option for military paramedics as well.

Prepare for the challenges of caring for different patient populations through an innovative curriculum that has a clinical focus. Our online paramedic program covers key topics such as pharmacology, human development, pathophysiology, and anatomy. In addition, this program allows you to personalize your degree by specializing in one or more areas of study.

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

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A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our BS in Paramedicine program includes 120 credit hours. Through 64–70 credit hours, you will explore a wide range of general education subjects.

The paramedicine core of the program consists of 38–41 credit hours, depending on which courses you choose. In addition, you will select an emphasis area of 12–15 credit hours or a minor in pre-medical sciences.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online BS in Paramedicine program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.
  • Current state paramedic license or national registry paramedic certification
  • Documented U.S. military medic training or state or national registry paramedic certification and experience

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

Online Student Life

Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online paramedicine degree program is offered at just $450 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Understand anatomical and medical terminology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of medical documentation, along with other topics such as privacy, HIPAA, and legally defensible reports
  • Practice the proper techniques for clinical and prehospital examination of patients

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after completing the online paramedic program include:

  • Paramedic: $46,600
  • Fire chief: $76,800
  • Flight paramedic: $51,600

Average annual salary information from PayScale.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

While it may seem as though EMTs and paramedics are the same, there is a major difference between the two roles. Both are first responders who respond to medical emergencies. EMT training is about 10 credit hours, while paramedic training is 39–45 credit hours. This is in addition to the EMT and other prerequisite course requirements paramedics must complete. Like nurses, paramedics can start their careers with an associate degree. Paramedics perform advanced, physician-level medical interventions, including endotracheal intubation, surgical cricothyrotomy, advanced cardiac life support, and pleural decompression. EMTs are often paired with paramedics on the ambulance and assist the paramedic in providing medical care.

A bachelor’s degree in paramedicine allows paramedics to advance further in their careers to become future physicians, paramedic chiefs, educators, clinicians, leaders, and managers. The bachelor’s degree is often a requirement for promotion or for entry into advanced clinical programs.

Yes. We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system. Your transfer credits must meet minimum GPA requirements and be applicable to this program’s curriculum and general education coursework.

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