Applied Science (AAS)

If you’re a paramedic looking to advance your career options or scope of practice, USF’s Applied Science program will give you the academic foundation needed to step ahead — in just one year of study!

Be Credited for your EMS Training

The program acknowledges your previous Paramedic/EMS Training, awarding up to 34 transfer credits. In addition, the Applied Science curriculum includes 30 credits in general education and Science courses, such as:

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Sociology of Health — and others


All credits earned in the Applied Science program are highly transferrable, meaning you can apply them to an advanced degree.

All courses are taught from the foundation of USF’s Franciscan values, giving you the tools needed to provide compassionate care to people in crisis.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a technical degree that will allow you 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.

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