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Pre-Physician Assistant

Students who choose this degree program will receive a bachelor of science degree in the natural sciences with a pre-physician assistant concentration.

This 4+3 articulation program is designed for students seeking a doctoral degree as a physician assistance. Students complete their undergraduate study at Keystone and then continue at other highly respected institutions to pursue their graduate or doctoral degrees. Generally, the remainder of their doctoral degree can be completed in three additional years.

Articulation Agreements

PA, Physicians Assistant Program:
Kings College, M.S. Physician Assistant

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Biology Pre-Physician Assistant B.S. Degree
First Year
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • College Writing I
  • General Chemistry I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Technology Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry II
  • Speech Communications
  • College Writing II
  • Calculus I
Second Year
First Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Genetics
  • Ethics Elective (Diversity Perspective)
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Statistics
Second Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences elective
Third Year
First Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • General Physics I
Second Semester

  • Field Biology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Health and Wellness elective
  • Statistics and Research
  • General Physics II
  • Experiential Learning
Fourth Year
First Semester

  • Arts and Humanities elective (area 1)
  • Introductory Ecology
  • Biology Seminar & Research (Writing Intensive)
  • Math elective 2,000+ level
  • Social and Behavioral elective 2,000+ level
Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective 2,000+ Global Perspective
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Virology or Immunology
  • Curricular Elective
  • Curricular Elective

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

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