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Drury GO Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Science

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Develop the skills to take on a leadership role in emergency medical services. The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Science is for you if you’ve completed an approved emergency medical science program. Thirty semester hours credit for satisfactory completion will be awarded.
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Program Overview

Students pursuing an associate of science degree in emergency medical science are required to have completed an approved emergency medical science program for which credit for satisfactory completion will be awarded. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be awarded for completion of the emergency medical science program and the national registry certification program. Credit is also awarded for military training in this specialty upon completion of national registry certification. Of the 30, 16 semester hours may apply toward the major and 14 semester hours toward elective credit.

Students who have not completed the emergency medical science program prior to being admitted to Drury University must be placed on academic leave before beginning the necessary program coursework elsewhere. The Academic Leave of Absence form must be filed with the Registrar’s Office by the Last Day to Enroll deadline for the applicable semester as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Career Information

Jobs in the emergency management field are projected to grow 4.9% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $74,420. The average wage for emergency management directors in Missouri specifically is $61,650.

You can earn your Bachelor of Emergency Management through Drury GO to increase your professional opportunities. The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Science gives you the solid foundation to pursue jobs in fields like:

  • Emergency management direction
    • Projected growth: 17.6%
    • Median annual wage: $99,730
  • Medical and health services management
    • Projected growth: 5.4%
    • Median annual wage: $50,010
  • Nursing
    • Projected growth: 12.1%
    • Median annual wage: $71,730
  • Health technology
    • Projected growth: 10.3%
    • Median annual wage: $44,700

The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Science requires 20-24 credit hours of coursework.

Transfer Program – 16 hrs.