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pre-physician assistant

Complete the necessary coursework to prepare you for a fulfilling career as a physician assistant through the pre-physician assistant path.

At UHSP, you’ll benefit from coursework that is taught through a health sciences-focused lens from your very first class giving you a unique perspective and set of skills to carry forward into your career and beyond.

General Biology

Anatomy (3-4 credits)

Physiology (3-4 credits)


General Chemistry with lab (8 credits)

Organic Chemistry with Lab (8 credits)



English (Writing Intensive)

Behavioral Science

Recommended: Medical Terminology (required in some programs), Biochemistry, Physics

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Physician Assistant At a Glance

Interested in pursuing a career in medicine without committing to eight more years of education? A career as a physician assistant might be the perfect fit for you! 

As a physician assistant, you will examine, diagnose and treat patients under the supervision of a physician, with only a bachelor’s and master’s degree from an accredited educational program, but keep in mind all states require physician assistants to be licensed.

TOP 10


Listed in the top 10 of highest paying health care occupations

(BLS, 2021)



Profession expected to grow a staggering 28% through 2030

(BLS, 2021)



(BLS, 2021)

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B.S. in Biomedical Sciences

Our health sciences programs are the perfect foundation for future professional study.

Designed as our “pre-professions degree,” the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program prepares students for futures in a changing world by giving them a strong academic foundation in the sciences as well as the skills required to be successful in a wide variety of health professions careers.

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