Prehospital Medicine

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Prehospital Medicine

About this program

Tomorrow needs more highly trained healthcare professionals. Are you ready to answer the call? With a bachelor’s in Prehospital Medicine, you will be. Our curriculum will help you gain the knowledge needed to expand your opportunities within or beyond your clinical role. This specialized program provides a strong foundation in science and math to prepare you for diverse career paths. Enjoy career mobility within Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, pursue an administrative position, teach paramedicine, or pursue graduate education.

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You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Science-Based Curriculum

Career-Boosting Major

Diverse Career Paths


  • Advancement within EMS systems
  • Administrative & teaching positions in paramedicine

This degree also serves as preparation for graduate education in a variety of healthcare professions, including the master’s in physician assistant studies at Penn College.


At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Proven Credential - Paramedic Certificate (PMC304)
  • Basics of Medical Terminology (MTR104)
  • Healthcare for Aging Populations (HTH313)
  • Nutrition Science (HTH303)
  • Prehospital Medicine Directed Elective (PDE)
  • Introduction to Global Health (HTH415)
  • Research Methods for Healthcare (HTH409)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Principles of Biology I (BIO108)
  • General Chemistry I (CHM111)
  • Principles of Biology II (BIO109)
  • General Chemistry II (CHM121)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO115)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHM210)
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CHM211)
  • General Psychology (PSY111) or
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC111)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • College Physics I (PHS115)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO125)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Microbiology (BIO201)
  • Biochemistry (CHM370)
  • Genetics (BIO310)
  • Immunology & Infectious Disease (BIO320)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • Math Elective (MTH180 or Higher) (MTD)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences (MTH159)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
Anatomy & Physiology Labs

Anatomy & Physiology Labs

Discover the wonders of the human body. Take a look at what’s under the skin in our anatomy and physiology labs. Learn beyond the textbook through hands-on activities using a collection of anatomical models. 

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Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA)

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Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

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The community as their classroom

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Students take action with mock crisis drill

Students from Penn College’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences and School of Business, Arts & Sciences joined area law enforcement, emergency management and health care professionals in a recent simulation at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center and a variety of other locations.

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More Information

Anyone desiring entrance into this major must gain admission to Penn College, as well as hold a paramedic certification that was obtained through the successful completion of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited paramedic training program.

All students must earn a “C” (2.0) or higher in all BIO, CHM, PHS, MTH, MTR, and HTH courses. If a lower grade is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated.

 NOTE: Students seeking entrance into the M. S. in Physician Assistant Studies major upon graduation from the Prehospital Medicine major will need to earn a "B" or higher in many BIO, CHM, and PHS courses. Please refer to the selective admission criteria for complete details (see

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Please refer to transferring credits for complete details (see /transfer/ transferring-credits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Students pursuing this major must provide a copy of their current paramedic credential prior to enrollment in this major. The paramedic credential must be current and in good standing. Students that hold an accepted paramedic credential will receive 30 block credits toward the PMC degree. Please note that credits given for a paramedic credential are separate from any general education coursework the student may have completed previously.

International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to Nursing & Health Sciences majors.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

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    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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