Prerequisite Courses

PrerequisiteRequirementDuration
Bachelor Degree

Any degree from a US accredited College or University. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

 
The minimum GPA for each prerequisite course is 2.7 (equal to a B - letter grade)
Human Anatomy and Physiology (A and P) with LabCan be accomplished as separate classes
(Anatomy and Physiology)
2 semesters or equivalent
General Biology with LabGeneral Biology course designed for Biology majors. Anatomy and Physiology cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.1 semester or equivalent
Additional Biology with LabBiology course designed for Biology majors1 semester or equivalent
Microbiology with LabMicrobiology course designed for Biology majors1 semester or equivalent
General Chemistry with LabGeneral Chemistry course designed for Chemistry majors1 semester or equivalent
Additional Chemistry with LabChemistry course designed for Chemistry majors1 semester or equivalent
Organic Chemistry with LabOrganic Chemistry course designed for Chemistry majors1 semester or equivalent
StatisticsBusiness Statistics not accepted1 course
PsychologyA 100-level or higher introductory or abnormal psychology course1 Course
Medical TerminologyCould be a certificate program1 Course

Note: (1) Survey courses do not meet the prerequisite requirements (usually a 100 or 101 class). (2) Applicants may be “conditionally” accepted with up to two prerequisites pending; however, all the coursework must be completed by the end of the summer semester before the matriculation date. (3) The PA program does not accept transfer credit from other PA programs, nor does the PA program consider any advanced placement in any portion of the program. (4) All degree and prerequisite requirements must come from a US regionally accredited institution.

 

Under no circumstances will applicants be allowed to begin the Physician Assistant Studies Program if the required courses or bachelor's degree are not completed by the end of the summer semester prior to the program start date.