EMS Minor

Minor in Emergency Medical Services:

This program is ideal for undergraduate students enrolled in a science or pre-health professional undergraduate degree program of study who are also looking for a clinically focused minor. This program requires certification as an EMT to enroll and builds on that certification through additional EMS core content course work. Through the EMS internship and leadership courses, the students will have the opportunity to use their skills to gain valuable clinical experience making their basic science or pre-health professional degree more relevant and providing the student with employable skills on the day of graduation. 

To enroll in this program, students must hold a current national or state certification as an EMT. Students may choose to complete this coursework at another institution and transfer it to the University of Arizona or take their EMT course here.

Pre-Minor Requirements:

EMT Certification

  • Current State or National certification as EMT, or
  • EMD 197 – Emergency Medical Technician (4)

Minor Requirements:

EMS Core Content (min 12 units)

  • EMD 310 - Core Competencies (3)
  • EMD 350 – Advanced EMS systems (3)
  • EMD 430 - Wilderness Med  (3)
  • EMD 440 - Advanced Pediatric Prehospital Care (3)
  • EMD 493 - Internship A or C (3)

Core Science: minimum of 3 units

  • MCB 181R – Introductory Biology I (3)
  • PSIO 202 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) or PSIO 380 - Fundamentals of Human Physiology (4)

Leadership & Healthcare: minimum of 3 units

  • CHS 306 – Interprofessional Care (3)
  • CHS 309 – Ethical Issues Common to the Helping Professions (3)
  • PHPM 310 - Health Care in the U.S. (3)
  • PHPM 407 - Health Care Economics and Policy (3)
  • EHS 375 – Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
  • EHS 484 – Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health (3)
  • PHP 421 – Introduction to Public Health Law and Ethics (3)