Pre-Physician Assistant Specialization

Completion of this specialization, along with introductory sequences in biology and chemistry, will fulfill the core science prerequisites for Physician Assistant programs; however, each school has its own list of specific requirements. Students should check the requirements for each PA school of interest well before graduating. In addition to science courses, most PA schools require at least one writing-based course, Psychology (PSY 100 and either Developmental or Abnormal Psychology), and Statistics.

Biology (24 credits)

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

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BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

BIO-330Cell Biology

3 credits

BIO-330LCell Biology Lab

1 credit

BIO-360Microbiology

3 credits

BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab

1 credit

Chemistry (15 credits)

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits