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Bachelor’s Degree in EMS for Currently Licensed/Certified Paramedics:

Applications should be received by June 1 for fall entry, December 1 for spring entry, or May 1 for summer entry to be assured of consideration for admission. In the event the class is not filled, the application deadline may be extended. Applicants must complete all application requirements below in order to receive consideration. Send all requested materials to the CHP Welcome Center.  Applicants must provide:

  1. Application for Admission: The UAMS College of Health Professions will not be accepting any EMS B.S. applications for the 2017-18 academic year.  Please contact the UAMS Emergency Medical Sciences program (501-686-5772) if you have any questions.
  2. Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
  3. Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your course work. A college Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 is required for admission to the program.
  4. Advisement Session: Applicants will be contacted in order to determine entrance requirements and to formulate a degree plan specific to the individual’s needs.
  5. TOEFL Scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.

*Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and Non-native English Speakers:  All applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent resident aliens or for whom English is not their native language must meet additional admission requirements.  Please consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP Catalog.

Arkansas residency will be considered during selection for admission.

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, or sex. Otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities receive equal consideration.

State Authorization of Distance Education and Clinical Placement Policy

**All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.