Pre-Physician Assistant Curriculum

UNO cooperates with the University of Nebraska School of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in offering the pre-physician assistant curriculum which satisfies needed college hours for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and should have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with a minimum grade of “C” in the following required courses. A personal interview and the GRE are required before final acceptance.

The following is a suggested course of study.

Degree Requirements

English Composition (6 hours)

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics 0 hours

MATH 1310Intermediate Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

Statistics (3 hours)

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

STAT 3000Statistical Methods I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Biological Sciences (16 hours minimum)

Must include biology, human physiology, human anatomy, and microbiology; immunology strongly recommended.

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4 credits

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4 credits

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

BIOL 2740: spring/summer

BIOL 2840: fall/summer

Psychology (9 hours)

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Strongly recommended:

PSYC 2500Lifespan Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

Chemistry (16 hours minimum)

Math 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184

For more information on the Physician Assistant program at UNMC, call 402-559-7954.