Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Six-year Program Pre-professional Courses

Year One: Fall

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
BIOL 121 Bioscience I 3 UG
BIOL 123 Bioscience Lab I 1 UG
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3 UG
CHEM 123 General Chemistry Lab I 1 UG
ENGL 113 College Writing I 3 UG
EMSM 115 Emergency Medical Technician-Part I (Basic) 4 UG
EMSM 114 CPR Class 0.5 UG
PAST 101 PA Seminar I 1 UG
    Fall Total 16.5  

Year One: Spring

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
BIOL 122 Bioscience II 3 UG
BIOL 124 Bioscience Lab II 1 UG
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 3 UG
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Lab II 1 UG
ENGL 114 College Writing II 3 UG
EMSM 116 Emergency Medical Technician-Part II  4 UG
PEAC N/A PE Elective/Outdoor Pursuits 1 UG
    Fall Total 16  
    Fall and Spring Total 32.5  

Year Two: Fall

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 UG
BIOL 252 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I 1 UG
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 UG
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 UG
MATH 125 Pre-Calculus I 3 UG
HLTH 100 Wellness 3 UG
PAST 102 PA Seminar II 1 UG
PEAC N/A PEAC Elective 1 UG
    Fall Total 16  

Year Two: Spring

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 UG
BIOL 253 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 1 UG
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 UG
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 UG
GENED N/A General Education Course(s) 6 UG
PEAC N/A PEAC Elective 1 UG
    Fall Total 15  
    Fall and Spring Total 31  

Year Three: Fall

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
BIOL 331 Biochemistry 3 UG
N/A N/A Upper-level Science Course 3 UG
N/A N/A Upper-level Science Course Lab 1 UG
GENED N/A General Education Course(s) 9 UG
PAST 221 PA Seminar III*** 1 UG
    Fall Total 17  

Year Three: Spring

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
BIOL 214 Medical Microbiology 3 UG
GENED N/A General Education Course(s) 9 UG
N/A N/A Upper-level Science Course 3 UG
N/A N/A Upper-level Science Course Lab 1 UG
    Spring Total 16  
    Fall and Spring Total 33  

Year Four: Fall

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
HSRS/PSYC/MATH 325/211/215 Statistics 3 UG
GENED N/A General Education Course(s) 9 UG
N/A N/A Upper-level Science Course 3 UG
N/A N/A Upper-level Science Course Lab 1 UG
PAST 222 PA Seminar IV*** 1 UG
    Fall Total 17  

*You need a minimum of 40 general education credits to graduate. The general education credits are dependent on course selection and may vary.

**You must include enough elective credits by December of your fourth year to total 112 credits. BIOL 276, PAST 515, and PAST 540 (which you will take in the spring) will be added to those 112 credits to total the 120 credits needed to complete a bachelor's degree. RSCH 610 and 620, which are also taken in the spring, will be recorded on your graduate transcript and cannot be included as part of your 120 undergraduate credits.

***Seminar III and IV must be taken in the fall semester as outlined above. These courses cannot be waived and must be taken sequentially.

You must take three upper-level science courses from the list below

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PHYS 210 Physics I 3 UG 
PHYS 212 Physics I Lab 1 UG
PHYS 211 Physics II 3 UG 
PHYS 213 Physics II Lab 1 UG 
BIOL 310 Evolution 3 UG 
BIOL 316 Virology/Immunology 3 UG 
BIOL 420 Cellular Physiology 3 UG 
BIOL 421L Cellular Physiology Lab 1 UG 
BIOL 341 Developmental Biology 3 UG
BIOL 311 Human Histology 3 UG
BIOL 312 Human Histology Lab 1 UG
BIOL 408 Ressearch Methods in Cell Biology 3 UG
BIOL  409 Research Methods in Cell Biology Lab 1 UG
CHEM 321 Organic Reactions and Mechanisms 3 UG
NUSC 261 Introduction to Nurtition 3 UG
NUSC 250 Nutritional Assessment 3 UG
NUSC 300 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism 3 UG
NUSC 361 Applied Nutrition 3 UG

Professional Courses

Year Four: Spring

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
RSCH 610 Foundations & Methods 3 Grad
RSCH 620 Education & Psychological Statistics I 3 Grad
PAST 540 Ethics and Professional Issues 3 UG/Grad
BIOL 276 Medical Genetics 3 UG/Grad
PAST 515 Clinical Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2 UG/Grad
    Spring Total 14  

Year Four: Spring/Summer Intersession

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
RSCH 612 Proposal Design 2 Grad

Year Four: Summer

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PAST 512 History & Physical I 4 Grad
PAST 524 Clinical Medicine I 6 Grad
PAST 513 Mental Health Issues 3 Grad
PAST 523 Pharmacology I 2 Grad
    Summer/Spring Total 17  

Year Five: Fall

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PAST 522 History & Physical II 4 Grad
PAST 525 Clinical Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2 Grad
PAST 534 Clinical Medicine II 6 Grad
PAST 533 Pharmacology II 2 Grad
PAST 521 Applied Clinical Skills I 2 Grad
    Fall Total 16  

Year Five: Spring

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PAST 532 History & Physical III 4 Grad
PAST 544 Clinical Medicine III 6 Grad
PAST 531 Applied Clinical Skills II 2 Grad
PAST 543 Pharmacology III 2 Grad
EMSM 251 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1 UG
    Spring Total 15  

Year Five: Summer

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PAST 672 Family Medicine 6 Grad
PAST 673 General Surgery 6 Grad
PAST 640 PA Seminar VIII 1 Grad
PAST 626 PA Research Project 3 Grad
    Summer Total 16  

Year Six: Fall

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PAST 674 Emergency Medicine 6 Grad
PAST 675 Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 Grad
PAST 676 General Pediatrics 6 Grad
PAST 650 PA Seminar IX 1 Grad
    Fall Total 19  

Year Six: Spring

Department Course Number Course Name Credits Course
PAST 677 Psychiatry 6 Grad
PAST 671 Inpatient Medicine 6 Grad
PAST 680 Preceptorship 6 Grad
PAST 660 PA Seminar X 1 Grad
    Spring Total 19  
    Total Credits 116  

 

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Technical Standards

In addition to academic standards, students will be expected to meet technical standards.

Pre-professional Handbook

A guide for students in the pre-professional track of the program.

Professional Handbook

A guide for students in the professional track of the program.