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    Apr 22, 2024  
2013 - 2014 Catalog of Courses 
2013 - 2014 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistants (PA) are members of the fastest growing health profession. PAs are academically and clinically prepared to work closely with a supervising physician to provide many of the same services. Most PA programs require the completion of a BA/BS degree before entry into their professional program. A few require several years of experience in a health-care field. The BA/BS degree can be in any field in which the student will excel. There are several foundational courses in the natural sciences that are required as a part of prerequisite coursework.

Admission to most PA programs requires that applicants take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). This exam covers verbal, analytical, and writing skills in a variety of disciplinary areas.


Additional Courses:

  • One additional upper division science (with lab).
  • One to two courses in the humanities (foreign language, fine arts, music, philosophy, etc.)
  • Students contemplating admission to Physician Assistant programs should plan to work with a pre-health professions advisor to complete these prerequisites along with their chosen degree requirements.