Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Applied Science AS

This program will serve graduates of the EMS Academy at Franciscan Health Crown Point, along with other EMS graduates in the Northwest Indiana region. The program provides one year of general education to offer the opportunities for EMS Academy graduates to complete an Associate degree.

The program is offered in partnership with the Franciscan Alliance and will serve adult learners who are seeking to further their education as EMT and who also aspire to future career opportunities in healthcare.

Student Learning Outcomes

Associate degree-seeking students must meet general education learning outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively through writing for specific audiences.
  • Apply mathematical skills to problem solving.
  • Analyze human behavior within a social context by means of recognized theory and research.
  • Integrate understanding of the Franciscan tradition into one’s own life and disciplinary context.
  • Reflect theologically on the lives of Francis and Clare and the movement they founded in dialogue with one’s own life.
  • Identify an information need, find and evaluate resources, and incorporate new information into one’s current knowledge.

Degree Requirements

The Associate Applied Science requires 64 credit hours:

  • 15 credit hours of general education
  • 15 credit hours in major courses
  • 34 credit hours of transfer credits from Paramedic/EMS training

Program of Study

  • General education, 15 credit hours: FYS 100, ENGL 101, MATH 131 or higher, PSYC 121, THEO 105
  • Major courses, 15 credit hours: BIOL 221, BIOL 222, CHEM 121, SOCI 251, PSYC 232
  • Paramedic/EMS transfer credits, 34 credit hours

Admission Requirements

For admission to the University of Saint Francis Associate of Applied Science program, incoming students must be a graduate of an accredited Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.