The College of Continuing Professional Studies offers an associate of science in emergency medical science. This is a degree completion program for students who already have certification in emergency medical science. Students enter the program with 30 hours applied towards an associate of science degree in emergency medical science and then they take an additional 32 hours at Drury to complete the associate of science degree. Credit also is awarded for military training in this specialty upon completion of national registry certification.Emergency medical science is the study of basic emergency medical care. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.