The Fire and Paramedic Degree (FPS) is an exciting program at Lindenwood University designed to prepare students for careers as a Paramedic or Paramedic/Firefighter. The two cores of this Bachelor of Science Degree are para-medicine technology and management/leadership skills.
Students seeking to major in Fire and Paramedic Science will complete:
- A minimum of 128 credit hours
- Coursework will include General Education classes (i.e. Chemistry , Biology, English, Math, History, etc.) 39-48 hours of EMT/Paramedic course work and an area of emphasis.
- The areas of emphasis are the General Emphasis and the Fire Academy Emphasis.
- The Fire and Paramedic Science Program also requires that students obtain a grade of
- C or better in all science, paramedic requirements, and fire academy courses in order to obtain the Bachelor of Science Degree.
- Additional non-academic requirements include obtaining specific CPR certification and students must also pass:
- Drug screening
- Criminal Background check
- Appropriate immunizations
- Physical examination indicating ability to meet functional job requirements
(Some of these costs may be incurred by the student)
For more information contact:
Jack Beckerle, MBA, MA, EdD
Associate Professor of Nonprofit Administration
and Chair Fire and Paramedic Science