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.

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

The following is a suggested course of study.

Degree Requirements

English Composition (6 hours)

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics 0 hours

MATH 1320College Algebra

3

MATH-1320 is strongly recommended.

Statistics (3 hours)

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3

STAT 3000Statistical Methods I

3

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

Or

BIOL 1450Biology I

5

BIOL 1750Biology II

5

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4

BIOL 2740: spring/summer

BIOL 2840: fall/summer

Psychology (9 hours)

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3

Strongly recommended:

PSYC-2500 Lifespan Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC-3520 Child Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC-3540 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC-4230 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)

Chemistry (16 hours minimum)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

And

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

1

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1

Or

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

If a student elects to take CHEM-2210 and CHEM-2214, they must also take CHEM-3650 and CHEM-3654.

MATH-1310 or placement beyond, and CHEM-1140 and CHEM-1144 or placement beyond via the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM-1180 and CHEM-1184.