Pre-Requisite Courses

Note: The pre-requisites listed here are a general guideline of common courses required by PA programs. It is your responsibility to research the specific requirements for each school you are interested in applying to. If you have questions, always contact each individual program.

Required by most PA programs with a grade of C or better (generally avoid online pre-req. options):

  • College Biology I with lab: BIOL 1610/1615 (recommended)
  • Human Anatomy: ZOOL 2320/2325
  • Human Physiology: ZOOL 2420/2425
  • Principles of Chemistry I and II with labs: CHEM 1210/1215 and 1220/1225
  • Organic Chemistry I with lab: CHEM 2310/2315
  • General Psychology: PSY 1010
  • College Algebra: MATH 1050
  • Principles of Statistics: MATH 2040 or Stats for Behavioral Science: BESC 3010

In addition, some programs require the following courses:

  • Organic Chemistry II with lab: CHEM 2320/2325
  • Biochemistry: BIOL 3600
  • Microbiology for Health Professions: MICR 2060/2065
  • Medical Terminology I: HLTH 1300
  • Abnormal Psychology: PSY 3400
  • Developmental Psychology (Child, Adolescent, Adult, Human)

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