Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Health Systems with a concentration in Paramedic must download and complete the Declaration of Major form. On the form, the student will place “EDHS” in the blank for major and “Paramedic” in the blank for concentration. The student should schedule a meeting with the EDHS Department’s Paramedic Program Director by emailing KyleDavidBates@umbc.edu. During this meeting, the Program Director can explain the Paramedic pathway and enter advising notes for the orientation advisor.
Before starting classes at UMBC, students will attend an orientation meeting where a general advisor will introduce them to the registration system and assist them in creating their first schedule for the upcoming semester. After the orientation, we strongly encourage students to reach out again to review the upcoming semester.
The Program Director will be the student’s resource and academic advisor for the remainder of the student’s academic career in the Paramedic Program. Students will receive an email about mid-semester that will provide information about scheduling classes for the upcoming semester. In that email, there will also be information on how students can schedule advising appointments. Students will not receive permission to register for classes until they meet with the Program Director.
Additional Advising Information
Frequently, students may be in multiple concentrations, such as Pre-PA. In these instances, students will work with both their Paramedic Concentration Advisor in conjunction with a Pre-Professional Advisor. Overall, the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional advising website is an excellent resource for first-year and transfer students.