Pre-Physicians Assistant Recommended Schedule

The following are courses that can be taken now, at WSU, that are required or recommended for PA school acceptance. Core courses vary between different schools but the following suggested courses will make you more competitive when applying.


Required and Recommended Pre-Physician Assistant Courses 

  • ENGL 1010 (3) Introductory College Writing
  • ENGL EN2010 (3) Intermediate College Writing
  • MATH QL1050 (4) College Algebra
  • MATH QL1040 (3) Introduction to Statistics -or-
    • PSY 3600 (3) Statistics in Psychology
  • ZOOL LS1110 (4) Principles of Zoology I
  • ZOOL 3200 (4) Cell Biology
  • ZOOL 3300 (4) Genetics
  • ZOOL 2100 (4) Human Anatomy
  • ZOOL LS2200 (4) Human Physiology
  • MICR LS2054 (4) Principles of Microbiology
  • MICR 3254 (4) Immunology
  • MICR 3305 (4) Medical Microbiology
  • HTHS 1101 (2) Medical Terminology
  • CHEM PS1210 (5) Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1220 (5) Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2310/2315 (5) Organic Chemistry I/Lab
  • CHEM 3070 (4) Biochemistry I
  • PSY SS1010 (3) Introductory Psychology
  • PSY 3070 (3) Abnormal Psychology

PA schools usually require courses in psychology, social sciences, English and mathematics. Some even require courses in statistics, computer sciences, humanities, speech etc. Please check the catalogs of your school of interest or their web sites for details since fulfilling these prerequisites is essential to your success. When you are unsure if a course you have taken will meet a particular school’s requirement, please contact that school for their approval. They will usually ask for a catalog description of the course.