EMS Degree (BSEMS)
Finding a meaningful career is a must for you. So is being a leader in the field you pursue. Sound like you? Consider getting your Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services (BSEMS) from Creighton University. Our program was one of the first professional EMS education programs in the nation.
When earning Creighton’s EMS degree, you’ll participate in clinical immersion and direct patient care by working with local fire departments, ambulance services and clinical units within area hospitals.
With a BS in emergency medical services from Creighton, you’ll learn:
- EMS tools and techniques
- Direct patient care
- The most current advancements in EMS
- Critical thinking skills
- Decision-making skills
Creighton’s EMS education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.
The bachelor’s degree in EMS offers a clinical track, a pre-nursing track and pre-med track. See curriculum below for detailed information on each plan of study.
- BS-EMS (Clinical Track Magis)
- BS-EMS (Physician Assistant Track Magis)
- BS-EMS (Pre-Accelerated Nursing Track Magis)
- BS-EMS (Pre-Med Track Magis)
Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program
If you see graduate school in your future, why not start sooner? Get a head start on your MS in Emergency Medical Services while finishing up your bachelor’s degree.
Learn how to save a year of time and tuition through our Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.
Creighton admissions are based upon:
- High school GPA
- ACT or SAT scores*
- Extracurricular activities
- Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
- Recommendation from high school counselor
- Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.
Creighton University's Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.
To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. There is a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities available for Creighton data science students aimed at making your degree attainable. Explore scholarships.
Career advancement for EMS personnel increasingly requires attainment of a degree. The Bachelor of Science in EMS degree completion pathway has been developed to help paramedics achieve professional goals, recognizing the education and clinical experience that has been accomplished. As practicing paramedic clinicians, the online degree completion program will focus on core liberal studies, advanced clinical concepts and leadership development. The entire program is conveniently delivered online, and most courses are presented in 8 week terms, easily allowing students to complete two courses per semester.
- Successful completion of a paramedic education program with grade(s) of C or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.75
- Current National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Certification
- Experience that must include a minimum of 3 years of clinical paramedic practice
- Prior work success as a paramedic
Creighton University, EMS Education program, conducts EMS courses with curricula based on the current United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National EMS Education Standards and Guidelines. Learn more.
Emergency Medical Services Club
- This club is based on a strong foundation of students with interests in emergency medical professions who wish to use their knowledge, ethics, resources and leadership skills to give the general public, especially our peers, a better understanding of basic lifesaving techniques and procedures.