Pre-Physician Assistant/Health Sciences
Three-year pre-PA studies at Union College – Curriculum Guide
Although most PA Program applicants have completed their four-year degrees before entering the PA Program, the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree allows exceptional Union College students to complete the general education requirements of Union College along with the PA Program prereqs in three years.
After completing the second year of this curriculum, students may apply for the PA Program. A BSHS student graduates with a bachelor's degree after completing the first year of the PA Program. Two years later, the master's degree will be completed.
It should be noted that the BSHS track does not guarantee acceptance into the PA Program. BSHS students must apply and be accepted into the PA Program as all other applicants.
Students may apply to be a part of the BSHS track after they have completed College Writing I and II and General Chemistry I and II having earned at least a B in each course and having cumulative and science GPAs of at least 3.50 in all previous college work.
This sample guide is intended only to show you how a program might be arranged. Course schedules may change. Please work closely with the BSHS advisor in the PA Program.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All BSHS students must have four semester hours of Microbiology, which may have to be taken in the summer.
Prior to acceptace into the PA Program, a student must have completed 101 semester hours of college credit including 12 hours of upper division courses and 3 writing (WR) courses. Students must also have accumulated 480 hours of direct patient care.
The BSHS curriculum meets the minimum standards for admission to the PA Program. The candidate's academic preparation will by strengthened by additional studies selected from the follow electives, among others:
|BIOL 296||Research Methods I||1||BIOL 306||Histology||3|
|BIOL 386||Research Methods II||1||CHEM 446||Biochemistry II||3|
|BIOL 321||Genetics||3||BUAD 138||Dynamics of Business||3|
|BIOL 403||Molecular Biology||4||BIOL 436||Developmental Biology||3|
|BIOL 404||Cell Biology||4||BUAD 219||Small Business Managment||3|
This sample guide is intended only to show you how a program might be arranged. Course schedules may change, and it is possible that your courses will not be taken exactly in the order shown. Your academic advisor will help you design a program around your educational needs and goals.
In addition to the BSHS three-year program, Union College offers two four-year degrees with pre-PA tracks. Prospective students can find out more information by clicking the following hyperlinks.