Why Study Applied Science at USF?

As a paramedic, the services you’ll provide can mean life or death to the injured individuals you will assist. Taught from a foundation of Franciscan values, the Applied Science associate degree program at the University of Saint Francis provides the tools necessary to compassionately help people in crisis. You will complete a core of general education classes that are easily transferrable if you choose to pursue an advanced degree. However, with an Applied Science degree, you will also be immediately employable if you wish to become a paramedic. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a technical degree that will allow you to earn a higher salary, pursue a wider variety of job opportunities and broaden the scope of your practice.

After Graduation

An Applied Science degree helps you be prepared to work in industrial settings, primary care clinics, or for private ambulance companies, aero-medical transport agencies, public safety or police departments, and hospital emergency or trauma departments.

With an Applied Science degree, you could go on to become:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Firefighter