Required & Recommended Coursework
Most schools require the following courses as part of the undergraduate preparation. It is recommended that you select 4 -5 top schools of interest and identify each of their specific prerequisite requirements. In addition to coursework, some schools require a specific number of patient contact or healthcare experience hours.
BI 111/113, BI 112/114
|Anatomy & Physiology
BI 131/133, BI 132/134
|Some Schools Require|
CH 221/223, CH 222/224
|Genetics: BI 201/203|
Statistics MA 131 and at least one other math course
|English - 6 credits
FY 125 and ENCC 102
|Social Sciences: PS 110 and at least one other psychology course|
Undergraduate Research & Internships
Undergraduate research in the sciences is strongly recommended. Internships or experiences with PA offices or clinics are strongly encouraged. Often a letter of recommendation from a PA is needed for your application.
NB: Students should always check individual med/vet/dent/op schools for individual course requirements. Individual schools have specific undergraduate curriculum requirements. The list above is a generic list.