A Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Pre-Physician Assistant concentration is available for students pursuing acceptance into Physician Assistant graduate level programs. This concentration prepares students for admission to Physician Assistant graduate programs by providing graduates with the fundamentals required for transitioning into advanced degrees. In addition, all students will receive guidance from advisors on graduate program clinical requirements, simulated interviews, personal statement and resume reviews. The Pre-Physician Assistant program provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in many biology based careers and graduate programs.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration, students must earn 120 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 35 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|Lower Division Sciences Courses (32.0 credit hours)|
|General Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Advanced Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Organic Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Organic Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Organic Chemistry II||3.0 credit hours|
|Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Physics I||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics I Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Physics II||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics II Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Anatomy and Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Lifespan Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech Communication||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/History (6.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Contemporary World Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Philosophy||3.0 credit hours|
|American History Pre 1877||3.0 credit hours|
|American History Post 1877||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (7.0 credit hours)|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Calculus I||4.0 credit hours|
|Economics (3.0 credit hours)|
|Microeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|Macroeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Sciences (8 credit hours)|
|Biology I||3.0 credit hours|
|Biology I Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Biology II||3.0 credit hours|
|Biology II Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Upper Division Sciences Courses (36.0 credit hours)|
|Microbiology I||3.0 credit hours|
|Microbiology Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Genetics||3.0 credit hours|
|Genetics Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Molecular Biology I||3.0 credit hours|
|Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Immunology||3.0 credit hours|
|Epidemiology||3.0 credit hours|
|Fundamentals of Pathology||3.0 credit hours|
|Intermediate Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Concepts of Clinical Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Courses (6.0 credit hours)|
|Bioinformatics||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Law and Ethics||3.0 credit hours|
|Writing for the Technical Professional||3.0 credit hours|
Free Elective Courses (6.0 credit hours) - Free elective may be chosen from either upper or lower division courses.
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