Here is a guide of recommended courses to take in preparation for a physician assistant program. These are just common requirements/recommendations. Course requirements vary by program. It is your responsibility to check with each program that you plan to apply to in order to ensure you meet all course requirements. Also note this list does not incorporate prerequisite requirements. Make sure to check that you meet prerequisite requirements and consider this when course planning.

Recommended Courses

Biology—1 year

Chemistry with Lab — 1 year

Organic Chemistry with Lab — 1 semester

Psychology — 1 year

Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Lab — 1 year

Biochemistry — 1 semester

Medical Terminology — 1 semester

Microbiology — 1 semester

Statistics — 1 semester

Other Recommended Courses 

Genetics — 1 semester

Medical Ethics — 1 semester

Human Nutrition — 1 semester

Public Speaking — 1 semester

Upper Level Physiology — 1 semester