Emergency Medical Services (BSEMS)

Creighton University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Emergency Medical Services (BSEMS) combines a broad liberal arts education with comprehensive paramedic instruction. Alongside traditional coursework, you’ll participate in nearly a year of clinical immersion and direct patient care, working with local fire departments and ambulance services, and various clinical units within area hospitals.

If you have a desire to work in a fast-paced emergency environment, want to gain hands-on paramedic training and hope to lay the groundwork for a fulfilling career in healthcare and public service; then getting your Bachelor of Science degree in emergency medical services is the perfect option for you.

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. Our program was one of the first professional EMS training programs in the nation. If you want to be a pioneer in this field, consider getting your ASEMS from Creighton University.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23% by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The profession is growing at a rapid pace, and qualified professionals are needed to fill emergency care positions in a variety of settings.

Graduates who receive current paramedic certification qualify for employment in fire/rescue departments, private ambulance services, flight services, hospitals, emergency care centers and industrial organizations. Additionally, graduates may pursue careers in education, management of EMS systems, quality assurance coordination, emergency preparedness, public relations representation for medical services organizations, industrial health services and community health education.

The hands-on paramedic training also uniquely prepares graduates for further study at the post-baccalaureate level. Graduates of the BS program commonly go on to attain advanced degrees in medicine and pursue careers as physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses and other types of healthcare professionals.


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.

What You'll Learn

  • EMS tools and techniques
  • Direct patient care
  • The most current advancements in EMS
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision-making skills


Student Organizations

  • Emergency Medical Services Club

    A gathering of students with interests in emergency medical professions who wish to use our knowledge, ethics, resources and leadership skills to give the general public, especially our peers, a better understanding of basic lifesaving techniques and procedures in case the worst should ever befall them or those close to them.

Tuition & Scholarships

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