2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Physician’s Assistant, AS

Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed medical professionals who diagnose and treat illness and disease, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. They work in physician offices, hospitals, and clinics.

This is a sample transfer guide; consult with a counselor or pathway advisor to develop your degree plan.

Associate of Science

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 101Cellular Biology

4

BIO 110Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIO 140Principles of Microbiology

4

BIO 201Genetics

4

CHM 120General Chemistry I

4

CHM 150Fundamentals/Organic Chemistry

4

COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

HCR 116Medical Terminology

1

MATH 116Intermediate Algebra

4

MATH 220Probability & Statistics

4

PHI 205Ethics

3

PSI 101American Government

3

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 160Human Growth & Development

3

Fine Arts

3

Other Cultures

3

Wellness/Physical Education

2

Elective Courses

3

Total Credit Hours: 62

Transfer Notes: This degree program transfers to a bachelor’s degree in health services or health sciences. All physician assistant programs have competitive admission requirements, such as grade point average, grades in specific prerequisite courses, letters of recommendation, and volunteer experience.