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University and SHRS COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Information

Admission Requirements for currently certified paramedics

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0).
  • 51 credits are required to start the program. Credits taken towards paramedic certification/licensure are not included towards these required college credits.
  • Current certification as a paramedic, Advanced Tactical Paramedic (ATP), or equivalent.
  • Prerequisites
    Grade of C- (C for transfer), 3 credits minimum
    • Seminar in Composition, 1 course
    • Writing Intensive, 1 course
    • Oral Communication, 1 course
    • Algebra, 1 course. Exemption accepted
    • Statistics, 1 course
    • Diversity, 1 course
    • Literature, The Arts, Creative Work or Philosophical Thinking and Ethics, 1 course
    • Social Sciences, 1 course
    • Natural Sciences, 1 course
    • Cross-Cultural Awareness, Global Issues, or Specific Geographic Region, 1 course

Application Requirements

  • Complete the application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.
  • Submit a one- to two-page personal essay discussing how you became interested in the field, any work or volunteer experience you have that demonstrates your awareness of the field, and your long-term professional goals. Also include other areas of interest, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Interview with the Emergency Medicine faculty. The EM program will contact you in the spring term to schedule an interview.