Undergraduate Programs

Emergency Medical Services
Associate of Science in Paramedic Science

General Information  Students accepted into the program must complete the school’s and the program’s admission requirements before the first day of classes. Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program.

Criteria Used for Selection of Class  Grade point average, personal interview, and EMT experience.

Proposed Class Size  Ten each cohort entering either spring or fall semester.

Specific Requirements  In addition to the IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following requirements apply to the paramedic science degree program.

Application Deadline  October 1 of the year before anticipated entry for spring semester or February 1 of the year before anticipated entry for fall semester.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours  24–26.

Distribution of Credit Hours in Specific Areas  See prerequisites.

Limitations of Course Work  Remedial courses will not fulfill prerequisites or count as credit hours toward the degree.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average  2.30 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course  C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Interview  All qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are generally conducted in December for the spring cohort and March for the fall cohort.

Technical Standards  See School of Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.

Medical Requirements  Documentation must include a current immunization record that indicates immunization in hepatitis B, rubella, rubeola, mumps, PPD, tetanus, and chicken pox.

Student Health Insurance  All School of Medicine Health Professions Programs students are required to show proof of coverage under a health insurance plan. This is consistent with requirements for other health science students on the IUPUI campus. Additional information regarding health insurance coverage options and all the immunizations required before the start of the program is also enclosed. Proof of health insurance and immunizations is due on the first day of classes.

Indiana Residents Preference Policy  See School of Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.

Volunteer Experience  While volunteer experience is not required, it is helpful in making a career choice.

Accreditation  The curriculum of the Paramedic Science Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs.

Last Updated: March 13, 2012