Physician Assistant

In making decisions about admissions, PA schools consider a range of factors that may vary from one school to another. All prerequisite courses usually need to be completed with a grade of C or above. A science and cumulative GPA > 3.5 is competitive; the GRE is required for many programs, and is a factor considered in the admissions process.

Typical First-Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • General Chemistry (according to placement test)
  • Calculus 1
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • General Chemistry (according to placement test
  • See below.
Additional Information

The following timeline is an example of how you might wish to schedule your prerequisite courses. Timing of these courses may change due to major requirements, study abroad experiences, cohort coursework such as Great Con or Ch/Bi timing of the application, and admissions guidelines at PA schools. In addition to these courses, each student will fit in any classes required by their major. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with Professor Crisp to plan pre-PA courses. All students must also consult with their advisors regarding course selection.

Year 1: General Chemistry, MATH 119 or 120, PSYCH 125.

*Most PA schools require a statistics course, but calculus is a pre-requisite for part 2 of general chemistry. STAT 212 can be taken after your first year. Psych 125 is a great choice for this term, as it serves as a pre-requisite for developmental psychology and pathopsychology.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing available at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor of Biology, Chair of the Health Professions Committee – Kevin Crisp (crisp@stolaf.edu)