Prerequisites for the Master of Physician Assistant Program

The prerequisite courses required to apply to Augusta University Master of Physician Assistant Program comprise a core divided into seven categories. The courses acceptable to meet the requirements of each category are listed below.


9 semester hours
  • English Composition I (3 hours)
  • English Composition II [Literature based] (3 hours)
  • College Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 hours)

B. Professional Skills

4-5 semester hours
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethics
  • Health and Wellness
  • Economics
  • Speech
  • Any approved guided elective from Area F

C. Humanities and Fine Arts**

6 semester hours
  • Ethics
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Speech, Oral Communications
  • World Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Drama, Art or Music Appreciation
  • Logic
  • Electives in Humanities and Fine Arts

D. Science, Mathematics and Technology*

10-11 semester hours

Additional courses in science, mathematics or technology to meet this requirement.

E. Social Sciences**

12 semester hours
  • United States History
  • Group Process
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

F. Courses Required for Major

34 semester hours
Biology I and II – Labs Required 8 hours
General Chemistry I and II - Labs Required 8 hours
Organic Chemistry I - Lab Required 4 hours
Microbiology - Lab Required 4 hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology - Lab Required 4 hours
Statistics 3 hours
General Psychology 3 hours

G. Guided Electives for Major

15 semester hours
Guided electives in any basic science which may include: Comparative Vertebrae Anatomy, Organic II, Histology, Biochemistry, Evolution, Human Growth and Development, Abnormal Psychology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Embryology or Physics

* These courses are MANDATORY.

** Students may take any other science course to satisfy the remaining hours in this section.