Pre-Physician’s Assistant

Advisor: John Slovak, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 903-886-5378

The Physician’s Assistant Program requires two years of undergraduate training to gain admission to the School of Allied Health Professions, Southwest Medical School in Dallas; School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Completion of the program may lead to a baccalaureate degree in health care sciences, certification as a physician’s assistant, and eligibility to write the National Certification Examination administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Required courses in the major, minor or specialization
BSC 1406US-Introductory Biology I4
BSC 1407US: Introductory Biology II4
BSC 2401US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I4
Required support courses
CHEM 1411General and Quantitative Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General and Quantitative Chemistry II4
CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I3
Total Hours23
The following curriculum is provided for the student’s guidance:
Freshman IHours
ENG 13013
ENG 13023
PSY 23013
CHEM 14114
CHEM 14124
COMS 1315 or 13213
 20
Freshman IIHours
US PE Activity2
HIST 13013
HIST 13023
BSC 14114
MATH 13143
 15
Sophomore IHours
BSC 14134
BSC 24014
PHIL 23033
SPA 1313
SPA 1323
CHEM 23233
 20
Sophomore IIHours
PSCI 23013
PSCI 23023
SOC 13013
SOC 13063
PSY 3223
 15
Total Hours: 70