91 hours of prerequisite coursework is required.
Please read below for specifics regarding prerequisite courses. For other required materials, click here.
Statistics or Biostatistics
General Chemistry - includes lab
Organic or Biochemistry
Biology - includes lab
Anatomy - includes lab
Physiology - includes lab
Microbiology - includes lab
Behavioral Sciences - General Psychology (required) plus six credits of Psychology electives and/or Sociology courses
Humanities - Choose from at least two areas: Examples are speech, foreign language, literature, philosophy, economics, history, political science, ethics, and geography.
Electives - Communication, Computer Science, Epidemiology, and Genetics suggested. Courses must be liberal arts/sciences and not professional or technical in nature
Important Details about your prerequisite courses:
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- The Office of Enrollment Management is able to offer unofficial transcript evaluations from March 1st - June 30th. Please call Enrollment Management at 843-792-2536 to speak with an admissions specialist.
- Applicants for admission are expected to complete their general education and support course requirements prior to admission to the professional physician assistant curriculum. The prerequisite general education requirements not only conform to college-wide degree requirements, but also include those courses deemed essential for preparation for the physician assistant curriculum.
- Courses can only be applied towards the prerequisite requirement if a grade of "C" or higher was earned.
- Combined Anatomy and Physiology courses are accepted; however, you MUST take Anatomy and Physiology I and II to fulfill the separate Anatomy and Physiology requirements.
- It is preferred that prerequisite coursework in Science, Math, and Behavioral Science have been completed within the past 10 years. Coursework in these areas not taken within 10 years may not be deemed acceptable by the Program. Please contact an admissions representative for specific questions.
- Waiver requests or course exemption requests (i.e. advanced standing) may be submitted to the Admissions Specialist for review via email to email@example.com.
- The program defines behavioral sciences as appropriate level instruction in the following educational domains: anthropology, abnormal psychology, adult psychology/aging, child psychology, child growth & development, developmental psychology, exceptional child studies, human growth & development, lifespan/human development, psychology, sociology, and social work.