2019-2020 Catalog

Pre-Physician Assistant with B.S. or B.A. in Other Majors

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
MATH 103 College Algebra 3
Essential Studies course or course for your major or Pre-PA non-science requirement** 4
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 146 Applied Calculus I 3
Essential Studies course or course for your major or Pre-PA non-science requirement** 4
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Spring
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Junior Year
Fall
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Spring
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Senior Year
Fall
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 7-8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits14-16
Spring
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 7-8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits14-16
Fifth Year
Fall
Needed for majors outside of the College of Arts and Sciences – see note below  
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s)** 3-4
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 12
 Credits15-16
Spring
Needed for majors outside of the College of Arts and Sciences – see note below  
Pre-Physician Assistant course(s) 3-4
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 12
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits148-158

*The combination of the Pre-PA Program with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences can usually be finished in 4 years if both major and Pre-PA classes are started freshmen year (the Forensic Science Evidence Analyst track is an exception). The combination of the Pre-PA program with a major outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, such as Athletic Training, Aviation, Community Nutrition, Dietetics, Education, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Nursing or Medical Laboratory Science will take longer. These majors include busy curricula and/or practicums, and in most cases if you plan to combine one of them with Pre-PA, you will need at least 5 years of undergraduate studies to do so. Planning Pre-PA schedules for these 5 year majors is complicated, so students pursuing this will need to meet with the Health Sciences Advisor during their first semester to work out their long range plan.

**Pre-Physician Assistant courses include:

Non-Science course requirements: Eng 110 and 130, Psych 111, Psych 250, Psych 270, Soc 110, Comm 110, and a Statistics course (Psych 241, Soc 326 or other course as approved), Med 205, a Math class (Math 103, Math 146, or AP credit for Calculus)

Non-Science course electives: Comm 212, Nutr 240

Science course requirements: Chem 341-342 (with labs) or Chem 340+L***, BMB 301, Anat 204+L, PPT 301, Mbio 302+L, PPT 315

Science course electives: Biol 312+R, Biol 315, Biol 341, Biol 364+L, Biol 369+L, Biol 378, Biol 390, Biol 415, Biol 420, MBio 328

***OChem and BioChem requirements vary greatly from PA school to PA school. To be sure most regional PA school requirements are covered, we recommend Chem 341-342 and BMB 301. Please see Health Sciences Advisor for details!

All students must fulfill Essential Studies requirements to graduate: http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

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