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Option Pre-Physician Assistant Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



The Pre-Physician Assistant option offers a preparatory program designed to meet most requirements for admission to physician assistant schools. Students who complete the four-year pre-physician assistant program earn a BS degree in BioHealth Sciences with a Pre-Physician Assistant option. Admission to physician assistant school is very competitive and student selection is based on grades, GRE scores, clinical experiences and more. Students are urged to carefully check admission requirements at their schools of interest and work closely with admission representatives in order to make sure they are meeting all requirements.



First Year (45)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
KIN 132. Introduction to the Allied Health Professions (1)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
PSY 201, PSY 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Speech (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses and electives (6)

Sophomore Year (45)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
SOC 206. *Social Problems & Issues (3)
   or SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
ST 201, ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4,4)
WR II.  (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses and electives (9)

Junior Year (45)

BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
   and BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (2,2,2)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIS in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
Elective (1)

Senior Year (45)

Pre-approved upper-division science, psychology or health (9) excluding internship, practicum special/selected topics courses and courses with 399, 499, and 401–410 numbers.
BB 314/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated summer 2017]
BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
   or BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
Baccalaureate Core courses and electives (10-11)

Select one WIC course from the following (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3) [BI 385 terminated fall 2017]
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Total=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 597




 
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