Bachelor of Science in Emergency Healthcare Sciences

The Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Healthcare Sciences builds on your previous education in EMS by adding upper division emergency medicine courses, healthcare courses, and general education courses.  A strong core of Heath Administration Services (HAS) and Health Information Management (HIM) courses will be utilized to provide a more diverse healthcare background. The degree in Emergency Healthcare Sciences was designed to be broad enough to enhance the careers of those working in education, QA/QI, supervision & management, human resources, air medical services, public health, and mobile integrated healthcare. 

In response to the needs of working fire and EMS professionals, the BS in EHS can be completed almost entirely online.  Because the degree is offered online, there are no out-of-state tuition hikes for those living outside of Utah. 

Admission Requirements: You must be a current state or nationally licensed or certified paramedic and have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on previous college coursework.

Transfer Students: WSU accepts previous college credits from accredited institutions.  Candidates with an associates degree in paramedicine can transfer directly into the BS degree.  Those without an associates degree can transfer to WSU and complete their AAS degree before entering BS degree coursework.  

Tuition Rates: For Utah residents, a tuition schedule can be found here.  Non-Utah residents can register through WSU-Online to pay the flat rate of $270 per credit hour and avoid out-of-state tuition.  More information on WSU-Online can be found here

Financial Aid: Financial assistance and scholarships are available to those who qualify.  After being accepted to WSU, all students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA application in order to determine what assistance may be available.  More information about financial aid can be found here.

Program Requirements: The course requirements to complete the BS in EHS can be found on the degree map, located here.  The degree map represents suggested classes that can be completed online.  However, face-to-face courses and transfer courses may be eligible to meet some of these requirements.

What's the first step? If you are ready to get started, the first step is to apply to WSU.  Your application can be submitted here.  After being accepted to WSU, you will go here to complete the steps to becoming a Wildcat, including meeting with an advisor to determine the best path to degree completion.

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