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Pre-Physician Assistant

Likely Required Courses

  • English 1101, 1102
  • Speech 1100
  • Biology 1151, 1152
  • Chemistry 1551 (Math 1431 or equivalent needs to have been taken prior to enrollment in Chemistry 1551) and 1552 (inorganic); Chemistry 2551 and 2552 (organic)
  • Math 1431 (Pre-Calculus), 1635 (Statistics)
  • Psychology 1100

Additional Likely Prerequisites

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1571, 1572
  • Chemistry 2213 (Biochemistry)
  • Microbiology 1420
  • Health Sciences 1110 (Medical Terminology)

Physician Assistant School Admission

The physician assistant program is a graduate-level program that requires applicants to have earned a bachelor degree. The shadowing of a physician assistant will improve your application. Most physician assistant applicants are nurses, EMT's, medical technologists or other types of healthcare personnel. Please visit the American Academy of Physician Assistants for more information on schools and the profession.

Physician Assistant Schools in Illinois

Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-3210