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Prerequisite Course Work For Physician Assistant Program
 
 Prerequisite Requirements
 
The following courses must be completed prior to matriculation into the program.  Advanced placement or CLEP courses are not accepted towards meeting prerequisite course requirements.
 
Prerequisite course work taken at a regionally-accredited institution of higher education in the US, including classes taken at community colleges and online courses offered by these programs will be considered for admission.
 
Candidates must have at least four of the required courses completed at the time of application submission.
 
Course grades of “C” or better are mandatory for all prerequisite courses. Courses with grades of “B” or better are considered competitive for admission consideration.
 
Professional Prerequisites
Minimum Semester Credit Hours
Minimum Quarter Credit Hours
Human Anatomy
3
4
Human Physiology
3
4
    OR a two-course sequence combined Human Anatomy & Physiology course
5 combined
7 combined
Biochemistry
3
4
Microbiology (with Lab preferred but not required)
3
4
Psychology or equivalent course work in the behavioral sciences
3
4
Statistics
3
4
TOTAL
18 and above
24 and above
 
It is strongly recommended that all courses be taken within seven (7) years prior to application to the program.
 
The following courses MUST BE taken within the past seven years prior to application to the program. If any of the following classes were taken before 2008, they will not count towards admission:
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
 
 
 


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