PrePhysician Assistant Curriculum:

Physician Assistant is a track made up of pre-requisite courses you complete along with a major of your choice. This prepares you for admission into a Physician Assistant Master's program. Most PA programs require a bachelor's degree of your choice before entry, and many candidates major in biology, exercise science, or nursing.

View KU's prerequisite guide for PrePhysician Assistant students.


  • a semester of college Chemistry is generally recommended before taking Biology coursework.

Curriculum Facts:

  • Many PA programs require a semester of Biochemistry: (BIOL 600 at KU)
  • Many PA programs require an introductory course in Psychology and Sociology: (PSYC 104 and SOC 104 at KU)
  • Additional genetics, pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, gerontology, medical ethics, health policy, epidemiology, abnormal psychology, sociology and human nutrition courses are recommended. 

Who's my PrePhysician Assistant Advisor?

You will be considered a student in whatever major you choose with the addition of your "Pre-Physician Assistant" interest code. If you are still exploring a major or are a Pre-Professional student, your advising home will be the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785.864.2834 - EXPLORE.KU.EDU.

If you have selected a major, you will be advised within your major department. They can assist with your Pre-PA requirements!

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