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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Overview | Pre-Physician Assistant

Practice medicine but avoid the cost of medical school by preparing to become a physician assistant. Physician assistants have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare specialties like pediatrics, surgery, geriatrics, and more. The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physician Assistant program prepares undergraduate students to enter a master’s-level Physician Assistant program. The degree includes all of the required course prerequisites necessary to be considered for acceptance into a master of science in physician assistant studies (MSPA) program. The program provides flexibility for a variety of specific entrance requirements.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Gain a greater appreciation for the creative power and wisdom of our creator in the design and function of the human body.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of general principles in the biomedical and pharmaceutical field.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Research problems to develop expedient solutions.
  • Apply science and mathematics to solve complex problems including the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments.
  • Demonstrate behaviors required to succeed in the modern workplace including the ability to function effectively and ethically in a team environment.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

General Biology 1 (4)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

General Biology 2 (4)
General Chemistry 2 (4)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

General Science Elective (4)
Pre-Calculus (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Microbiology (4)
Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
Probability and Statistics (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Baptist Heritage (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Technical Writing (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Medical Terminology (2)
Apologetics (2)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 13

 

Summer

Clinical Internship (3)

Semester 1

Intro to Sociology (3)
Sr. Science Capstone Plan (2)
Biochemistry 1 (4)
Genetics (3)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Sr. Science Capstone Project (2)
General Psychology (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Open Elective (6)

Total Credits: 14

Related Majors

Physical Education & Health

Related Minors

Potential Career Fields

Physician’s Assistant
Medical Research
Clinical Research

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Susan Rasmussen

School of Nursing | Associate Professor
Credentials
BS Nursing, Cedarville College
MS Nursing/Ed – University of Phoenix

Timothy Meier

College of Arts and Science | Professor
Credentials
BS, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC
MS in Microbiology, Clemson University, Clemson SC
MA in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
Credentials
PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey
BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey

Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Science | Professor
Credentials
PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Bible Core

Dual Degrees