Physician Assistant Undergraduate Curriculum

Pre-Professional Undergraduate Phase (effective Fall 2015)

FALL – First Year

Course# Course Title Credit Hours
HS 110 Health Science Seminar I* 1
BS 103 General Biology I 4
CH 101 General Chemistry I 3
CH 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1
WR 101 Writing and Rhetoric I 3
MA 107 Mathematical Analysis I 3
PE 101 Physical Education I 0

 

 

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*Minimum of 50 hours of shadowing/ patient contact recommended prior to start of 1st year 15

SPRING – First Year

Course# Course Title Credit Hours
HS 111 HS Orientation II** (or PHA 100) 1
BS 104 General Biology II 4
CH 102 General Chemistry II 3
CH 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1
WR 102 Writing and Rhetoric II 3
MA 110 Mathematical Analysis II 3
PS 101 Intro to Psychology 3
PE 102 Physical Education II 1
   

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Minimum GPA & Sci GPA of 3.00 19

FALL – Second Year

Course# Course Title Credit Hours
PHA 206 PA Shadowing & PE I** 3
CH 201 Organic Chemistry I** 3
CH 203 Organic Chemistry Lab** 1
MD Multidisciplinary Inquiry 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PS 101 Survey of Physics 4
  Humanities 3
   

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*Minimum off 150 hours of shadowing/patient contact hours required prior to start of 2nd year 20

SPRING – Second Year

Course# Course Title Credit Hours
PHA 208 PA Shadowing & PE II** 3
CH 202 Organic Chemistry II** 3
CH 204 Organic Chemistry Lab** 1
BS 241 Microbiology** 4
MD Multidisciplinary Inquiry 3
CO 101 Introduction to Communication 3
  Humanities 3
   

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Minimum GPA & Sci GPA of 3.2
Application made to CASPA during Summer
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FALL – Third Year

Course# Course Title Credit Hours
PHA 300 PA Interview Seminar** 1
PHA 310 Medical Terminology I** 1
BS 310 Anatomy and Physiology I** 3
ST 310 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
CH 340 Survey of Biochemistry** 3
WR 302 Scientific Writing** (or EN 302) 3
HS 400 Introduction to Interprofessional Education (required elective) 3
  Elective 3
   

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300 hours minimum of PT contact/ shadowing required by start of 3rd year 20

SPRING – Third Year

Course# Course Title Credit Hours
PHA 303 Introduction to Pharmacology** 3
PHA 311 Medical Terminology II** 1
BS 311 Anatomy and Physiology II** 3
BS 355 Clinical Immunology** 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
   

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Total credits needed: 113
400 hours minimum of PT contact/ shadowing required by June 1 prior to start of Graduate program
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**Required courses and PHA courses that must be taken at USciences. To progress through program-all required BS, CH, PY courses must earn a "C" or better. All required PHA courses must earn a B- or better.  Pre-Prof Phase Curriculum-PA   Revised 06/2015