PA Program Prerequisites for PA Students and Second Degree Applicants

Prerequisites for the BS/MS PA Program

Educational Requirements/Prerequisite Coursework:

Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree with the following courses completed within the last 10 years.

High School AP courses are not accepted to fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Anatomy
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II or Physiology
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Medical Ethics or Medical Anthropology
  • Biostatistics & Experimental Design or Statistics

Select two of the following:

  • General Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology

Academic Standards/GPA Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Semester GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Grade of C+ or above on prerequisite courses

Healthcare Volunteer or Work Experience/Community Outreach:

  • Healthcare experience, either volunteer or work, is recommended but not required
  • Minimum of 100 hours of healthcare/community service activities