Physician Assistant Studies and Services

  • Science Course Requirements

    Biological Sciences

    Required courses include a complete introductory course in animal biology or general zoology and at least three upper-division-level courses in biology or zoology, one of which must be animal, human, or exercise physiology.*

    *Note: Lower-division, combined anatomy-physiology courses will not satisfy this requirement. However, upper-level two-semesters of a combined anatomy-physiology course will satisfy this prerequisite.

    Examples of Other Upper-Level Courses:

    • Cell Biology**
    • Genetics**
    • Immunology**
    • Microbiology**
    • Molecular Biology**
    • Anatomy
    • Embryology
    • Endocrinology
    • Histology
    • Neuroscience
    • Pharmacology

    **highly recommended

    Chemical Sciences

    A complete series of introductory courses in chemistry followed by upper-level courses in organic chemistry and introductory biochemistry.

    Required Lower-Division Courses:

    • Principles of Chemistry I and II

    Required Upper-Division Course

    • Organic Chemistry I
    • Introductory/General Biochemistry*

    *A survey course in organic/ biochemistry will not satisfy this requirement.

    Statistical Sciences

    Required Lower-Division Course:

    • General statistics or biostatistics