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ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Care, B.S.

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Total number of hours for program: 128.

Declaration of a major in Emergency Medical Care does not guarantee admission into the program. Students must formally apply and be admitted into the program and before beginning the professional sequence of courses and/or proceeding into clinical placements. In addition to the academic requirements below, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the Emergency Medical Care program website linked from the School of Health Sciences.


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0

When do students apply? Applicants must hold or be eligible for North Carolina EMT certification and forward an application to the program office by February 15 of each year for entry the following August.

Required Pre-requisites: Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours including all liberal studies and pre-professional courses.

Retention in the Program: Students admitted to the professional sequence must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each EMC course in the major and an overall 2.0 GPA to remain in the program.

Additional Information: An accelerated curriculum available for associate degree medical laboratory technicians normally allows completion of degree requirements in two years. Articulating and other transfer students holding current paramedic certification should contact the program director about degree requirements and program admission.  WCU’s EMC Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 



Concentration selected from:


General electives (10-11 hours) depending on selection concentration and hours in the major that also count for Liberal Studies.

Visit the department’s website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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